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Project Athia becomes an open world; Square Enix President praises PS5 Ray Tracing

Project Athia, the new Luminous Productions game announced last month for PC and PlayStation 5, has been confirmed as ‘open world’ by Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda.

Matsuda-san was interviewed by the Japanese magazine Weekly Tokyo Keizai Plus, and blog Sokuko @ Hokanko reported the highlights which in turn were translated by Gematsu. In the same interview, the Square Enix president also praised PlayStation 5’s ray tracing, which seems to imply that Project Athia will support the feature as soon as it is released.

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The game Project Athia (title tentative), which we will be releasing for PS5, is an open world game where users can move freely through the game world. PS5 dramatically improves video technology, such as with the implementation of light-reflecting ray-tracing technology. Compared to what you see on PC, it is almost identical. By using these special features, we can create incredibly accurate images. We still plan to develop balanced games tailored to the properties of a platform, including smartphone and cloud based games, but we will never stop developing for high end platforms like PS5. Because these things are packed with the best technology.

Stay tuned for more rumors, leaks, and official news about Project Athia as we get closer to the game’s release date. Incidentally, it has already been confirmed that this ‘timed’ console will be exclusive, meaning it will eventually find its way onto Microsoft’s Xbox Series X too.

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