22w ago - Sony Lead Software Engineer and Shader Architect Masaki Kawase at Silicon Studio announced today that YEBIS 2 is bringing visual fireworks to PS4 developers.
To quote: I'm Masaki Kawase, Lead Software Engineer and Shader Architect from Silicon Studio, and I'm thrilled to talk with you directly on game development for PlayStation 4.
It's an exciting time since E3, but let's roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty on making games for PS4.
We've been partners with Sony Computer Entertainment for years now (PS3 fans remember Silicon Studio for the PS3-exclusive 3D Dot Game Heroes), and we couldn't be more delighted to work on PS4. PlayStation is in prime position with PS3 and PS Vita, but PS4 will bring souped-up visuals for gamers anticipating cutting-edge experiences.
We're made up of two parts: first, we make traditional games, but second, we provide middleware solutions to developers around the world. YEBIS 2 is our most recent middleware offering, a real-time post-processing lens simulation middleware, famously utilized in Square Enix's trailer of Final Fantasy XV.
We've worked with Square Enix for years, and we are thrilled to integrate our post-processing effects...
40w ago - Today Gamasutra has revealed several Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 development Tools and Engines for those interested in developing on the next-generation video game console with details below.
To quote: "It looks as if the NDAs for several tool-makers supporting Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 were lifted today, as our inboxes have been flooded this morning with announcements.
Below are the tools and engines that should be available now for those of you developing on the PlayStation 4. We'll update this story should any other announcements come our way.
Update: Added NVIDIA's PhysX and APEX, and NaturalMotion's Morpheme 4.
Animation tool FaceFX is billed as "an advanced facial animation solution unique in its ability to liberate artists from the complexities of creating realistic dialogue and emotive characters." Recent titles that used the tech include Far Cry 3, Halo 4 and Dishonored. More information is available here (facefx.com).
Germany's xaitment is supporting the PS4 with xaitControl, its AI software package for game logic and character behavioral modeling.
xaitment was founded in Germany in 2004 as an offshoot of the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence. More on xaitControl...
60w ago - Giant Sparrow Game Designer Ben Esposito has shared a video today spotlighting the art and design as part of their The Unfinished Swan developer diary.
To quote: Like a lot of folks, I first saw the tech demo for The Unfinished Swan when it made the rounds online in 2008. The idea stuck in the back of my head but it wasn't until later when Giant Sparrow put up a job posting that I decided: I had to make that game.
I had just graduated from college without much professional experience, so I did what I do best and made a game for them. You can check it out here if you'd like. The video cuts off because the end of the game says "Call me" and has my phone number on it.
It got the attention of the Giant Sparrow team, and I ended up flying out to Los Angeles to work on the game. I was elated and a little shocked, but I came to learn that at Giant Sparrow, the player experience always comes first - and my little game was designed to create a very specific experience.
Now, in October 2012, The Unfinished Swan is out in the wild (well, to PlayStation Plus members) and we're proud that we were able to make a truly experiential game.
119w ago - Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has posted up a PS3 developer diary video today showcasing the Chimera enemy munitions below.
To quote: It's hard to believe that Resistance 3 is coming out next week! It's been an amazing journey for those of us at Insomniac Games, we've spent the last three years ensuring this is our most polished, focused, and consistent entry in the Resistance franchise.
We're very excited to share it with you. As we get close to release, it's time to show you our very last Dev Diary - this one focused on the high-tech weapons created or influenced by the Chimeran invaders.
As you may know by now, the Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta is winding down on September 4th, but we wanted to get one last blast of testing on our servers, so we've made the beta available to all on the PlayStation Store. We also wanted to acknowledge that while the R3 beta wasn't always smooth sailing, we totally appreciated those of you who helped us test the game and stuck with us through the rough patches.
We've announced a Beta Player Appreciation program - if you download and play a few rounds of the Resistance 3 Beta before it ends on September 4th, you'll receive a couple of cool rewards for the final game....