Agni’s Philosophy, Square Enix’s Next-Gen Final Fantasy Tech Demo


Today is the day of Square Enix trademarks. Or rather, the day we find out just what they were all for. Hot on the heels of Demons’ Score and Drakerider comes Agni’s Philosophy, which we discovered last month. It turns out Agni’s Philosophy was meant for an E3 Final Fantasy realtime tech demo. Watch it below:



Agni’s Philosophy was developed using Square Enix’s Luminous Studio engine. Square Enix say this tech demo is indicative of the quality they hope to strive for in their next-gen games, bridging the gap between pre-rendered and realtime in-game characters. Furthermore, Luminous Studio is planned to support everything from game consoles, PC, smartphones, and the web.


Note that the demo isn’t indicative of a game that is confirmed to be in development. Square Enix chose a Final Fantasy theme for the tech demo because they felt the series is known for combining magic and technology in its worlds.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.