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Square Enix Unveils Witch Chapter 0 [cry] DirectX 12 Tech Demo

Square Enix Unveils Witch Chapter 0 [cry] DirectX 12 Tech Demo - News

by Craig Snow , posted on 30 April 2015 / 4,759 Views

Square Enix today unveiled its 'Witch Chapter 0 [cry]' DirectX 12 real-time tech demo.

The results of the research that led to the tech demo, which you can view in action below, will be utilised by Square Enix's Luminous Studio engine for future projects.

"Witch Chapter 0 [cry], has achieved some of the world’s highest-level quality of real-time CG. It portrays the human emotion of crying-- one of the most difficult representations for existing real-time CG technology. The emotion is displayed in a level of quality which has never been seen before with a real-time CG animated character teemed with life.
Witch Chapter 0 [cry] was created mainly by the developers of Agni's Philosophy – Final Fantasy Realtime Tech Demo, a tech demo for Luminous Studio revealed in June 2012. Square Enix research enabled the real-time CG to feature even more refined graphics and improved processing capabilities in Witch Chapter 0 [cry]."

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ReimTime (on 30 April 2015)

It's amazing. Square has shown this girl in a tech demo twice in a row. Upcoming game confirmed? Ah man can dream haha

teigaga (on 01 May 2015)

I do hope so, they need to use their engines for more then just a or 2 games otherwise it becomes a huge waste. Also want to see their Japanese arm, deliver more console experiences outside of FF.

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sc94597 (on 30 April 2015)

Agnes' Philosophy might just be a real game! Hopefully FFXVI. I can only dream. :)

deskpro2k3 (on 30 April 2015)

SE, we all know you're good at making CGI. Now you're just showing off.

Kowan (on 30 April 2015)

Difference is what they showed wasn't from a CGI movie or such. It was in-game or real time.

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Zekkyou (on 30 April 2015)

@Kowan I think that was the joke :p

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Chazore (on 01 May 2015)

I almost want to wonder what this could mean for a certain platform.

ClassicGamingWizzz (on 30 April 2015)

Every time i see this girl the more and more i want them to finish ff 15 and start ff 16 based on this.

SamLeheny (on 30 April 2015)

It's sad that it's got the stage now where when you see a demonstration of a new engine, or a new game's graphics, you just intinctively know that the actual game will be visually downgraded. It's just how these things work now days.

SpokenTruth (on 30 April 2015)

When your tech demos are consistently of better quality than your games.....