Final Fantasy 15 Tech Details: Rain Effects & Fire Animations, Gameplay Was Possibly From PS4 Version
Along with some gameplay details as well.
Earlier today Square Enix live streamed an eight minute demo of Final Fantasy 15. Although the demo showcased some new gameplay mechanics, the developers also revealed a bit about the technology they have used in the game. The rain effects have intricate details so the surface under objects get wet and when the sun comes out it dynamically dries up.
The demonstration took place in the same location as that shown in the E3 trailer so it was not set in Duscae. The game will have a full day night cycle along with dynamic lighting effects. The fire animations are dependent on the shape of the gameplay. So, dynamic fire effects which will change according to the enemy you will counter. It will be interesting to see they will also consider dependency of the armor material to make it more dynamic. This is not the final graphical detail as they are continuously fine tuning it.
Furthermore, the game will also have dungeons that can be explored. The car can be driven by Noctis or you can leave it on auto and Noctis’ friends will drive for you. You will be able to fight the Adamantoise but it will take a long time. The demo was also possibly running on the PS4 as indicated by a NeoGaf user. You can check the stream at 22:15 which shows a representative getting hold of a DualShock 4 controller just before the demo begins. So it’s very much possible that the demo was from the PS4 build although we cannot confirm it yet.
Final Fantasy 15 does not have a release date yet but hopefully it will be out sometime in 2015. For more on the game check out our hub page here.