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#1 Mar 15 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Company looks forward to upcoming systems and seek top talent for engine work.
by Anoop Gantayat

March 12, 2010 - Final Fantasy XIII represents one of our first glimpses at a Square Enix HD game made using internal technology, in this case the company's "Crystal Tools" game engine.

Square Enix's top programmers are apparently ready to move on to the next generation -- the one after PS3 and Xbox 360, that is. The company opened a job listing section earlier this week seeking out "the highest level of talent" for work on a "new generation game engine development project."

Reads the listing, "At Square Enix, in anticipation of the appearance of next generation platforms, we've started development on a new generation game engine for competing beyond the level of the world's powerful developers."

The company is seeking game engine system programmers, 3D graphics core programmers, online system programmers, Windows application programmers, rendering programmers, server/DB programmers, plug-in programmers, technical artists, and technical writers. All positions are based in Tokyo.

If you apply and get a gig, be sure and send us some sneak shots of Final Fantasy XVI. (Think he means "XIV" here.)


At least we know we'll be back some day going nuts over a new MMORPG for this Next-Gen Engine.
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#2 Mar 15 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Default
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Pretty sure he means XIV. XIV will be on the next gen of systems most likely as SE already has enough FF in the pipeline for sometime :P
#3 Mar 16 2010 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I think he means XVI. XVI will probably be the first FF game released for the next-gen systems.

Anyone know when the next gen is out (PS4 and such)...?

EDIT: Just found some webpage which said 2014. Pretty long time away.

Edited, Mar 16th 2010 9:48am by insanekangaroo

...prophesizing the golden patch since october 2010.
#4 Mar 16 2010 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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If you follow system trends, consoles normally last about 7 years. However, last gen system developers were still finding ways to get more out of those consoles.
I think it's only likely that the current systems on the market will see upgrades (espeacially Wii) before a new system, and the current systems will also out live the 7 year norm.

Of course this is just my opinion, based on nothing other than my own thoughts.
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#5 Mar 16 2010 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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i wonder if SE would beable to compete with nintendo and sony in the console market... tbh i'd buy it just to help them ^^
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