We have seen the future of video games, and it’s powered by Square Enix’s all-new Luminous Studio Engine. According to the company, the Luminous Studio Engine can depict high quality “real time computer graphics” at the same level as “pre-rendered computer graphics”; the fine details of the characters, who express life-like humanity, are showcased through their rich facial expressions, subtleties of their pupils and hair, and their brilliantly flowing garments. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

The videos above show the demo in full and then peel back the layers to show the level of detail and control that Luminous will afford developers. Square Enix has been known for eye-popping visuals in their Final Fantasy titles and this new tech makes it seem that like that legacy will keep going strong into future generations.