News from June 2020
Sonyís PlayStation 5 announcement event just concluded, and from Square Enix via the Luminous Productions studio, the first announcement of a next-gen game developed in-house. Project Athia (working title, of course) will be the first game released by the studio and will have some level of console exclusivity for PS5; a PC release has also been announced but thereís no indication yet as to whether it will also be held back for an exclusivity window. In any event, no release date was teased.
The initial teaser video is right here:
Thereís no UI layer to what is shown, and therefore itís hard to tell what might be gameplay and what might be in-engine cutscenes, but it looks like what you might expect: a prettier and smoother-running Final Fantasy XV-styled game. Thereís no particular reason to think that weíve just seen the next flagship Final Fantasy game here, but the monsters and obvious magic use do point that the game will be some sort of fantasy RPG, possibly with some modern flourishes. I mean, the characterís haircut and shoes look pretty stylish...
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