Square Enix unveiled an impressive graphics engine called Luminous back in 2011, but very few of their games run on the engine. Because of this, we weren’t too surprised when Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata announced that the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake won’t run on Luminous. Kingdom Hearts III began life on Luminous, but Square Enix ended up restarting with Unreal Engine 4. Epic Games’ engine looks to be a favorite of Square Enix, as Producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that the much-hyped Final Fantasy VII remake will also be running on Unreal Engine 4.
“We realize how special
Final Fantasy VII is to fans, and we place our trust in Unreal Engine 4 technology and tools to help deliver this long-awaited remake, crafted for modern platforms. Working with the team at Epic and having their support throughout this process was invaluable and we’re excited to bring the product of that collaboration to long-time fans and newcomers to the series.” — Yoshinori Kitase