Silicon Studios, the developer behind the recently successful Bravely Default which took the 3DS by storm, have released an online advert asking for staff. This advert showcases their new rendering engine and it looks stunning.
Silicon Studios are flying high at the moment and probably feel like pioneers as they have managed to potentially change the working attitude of Square Enix, who published Bravely Default. Square Enix’s sales in recent years have been somewhat poor and the company has started to struggle. Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution were two titles that (by Square Enix’s definition) failed financially. Even with Tomb Raider hitting over 6 million worldwide sales the company was only able to declare that it broke even. However, the sales for Bravely Default sky rocketed, proving that a so called Japanese niche title still has room in a rather western dominated market. Matsuda of Square Enix admitted;
If you focus too much on the global aspect, you might lose sight of who you’re actually making the game for….For example, if you look back at 2013, we’ve had some home console games made for a global audience that struggled.”
Silicon Studio specialise in real time graphics and if this video is anything to go by, we could be seeing the visual future of games.