Project Athia Studio Shows Off Its Impressive Open World Engine

Luminous Productions has shown off its impressive open-world Luminous Engine, which will presumably power Project Athia, Square Enix’s upcoming exclusive PS5 game.

The video arrives as Luminous Productions developers prepare to present a series of online sessions during the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference 2020.

Lush environments are shown being built in the World Editor, with lakes and forests populating once-barren environments. The video is focused on the Luminous Engine’s approach to procedural generation – the description notes that this proprietary environment builder has the power to fill open worlds “in a natural yet intentional way.”

As well as an online session about procedural generation, the developers will present talks on collision-aware 3D path-finding and automating Quality Assurance using deep learning.

We first learned about Project Athia when it was revealed during June’s PS5 event. The game is yet to offer a release date but is being written by Rogue One’s Gary Whitta and a team of A-list writers and is described as a “thrilling, other-worldly adventure.” In other PS5 news, check out this video comparing Nvidia’s new 3000 series GPUs to the next-gen console specs.


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