• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

DaSorcerer7
Member
(03-06-2017, 12:42 PM)
DaSorcerer7's Avatar
- Silicon Studio is pledging to provide technology
- postscript middleware YEBIS
- all-in-one game engine OROCHI which has over 40 dev tools
- next-gen game engine Xenko which will be out in April
- all be made compatible with Nintendo Switch
- company already offered middleware and graphic technology for the Switch SDK.


via Gonintendo
BY2K
Membero Americo
(03-06-2017, 12:44 PM)
BY2K's Avatar
I kept thinking Silicon Knights and was like: "Wait what?"
LewieP
Member
(03-06-2017, 12:45 PM)
LewieP's Avatar
They're the dev on Octopath Traveler, right?
DXB-KNIGHT
Member
(03-06-2017, 12:45 PM)
DXB-KNIGHT's Avatar
Are they developing Project Octopath?
patientx
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:37 PM)
patientx's Avatar
Switch gets YEBIS support

- confirmed by Silicon Studio
- ‘Advance Optical Effects Middleware’ graphics package YEBIS 3 now supports Switch.
- games created with YEBIS 3 include Figureheads, Dark Souls III, MotoGP15, Ride and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

deadfolk
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:39 PM)
deadfolk's Avatar

Originally Posted by patientx

Switch gets YEBIS support

Well Xenoverse was announced for Switch, so that makes sense.
hiryu64
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:43 PM)
hiryu64's Avatar
I see the name "Silicon Studio" and I can't not think of 3D Dot Game Heroes. I know that it was basically a tech demo for their middleware, but I would love to see an enhanced port of that game on the Switch. Had way too much fun with the character creator back in the day, and it would be a perfect fit for the audience. Make it happen, From/Atlus!
EDarkness
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:46 PM)
Seems like these guys have a lot of faith in the system to port over all of their middleware and they're making Octopath Traveler as well. Will be interesting to see what games come out of this. Maybe there's a chance for the system to get Dark Souls III.
DoctorFling
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:48 PM)
DoctorFling's Avatar
Hmm, Dark Souls 3 was one of LKD's reports alright. Hope the trilogy makes it.
ScientificPizza
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:49 PM)
ScientificPizza's Avatar
i hope speedtree gets a physical release
Kikorin
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:58 PM)
Kikorin's Avatar
If someone put Dark Souls 3 in the title this thread will explode.
kitsuneyo
Member
(04-21-2017, 01:59 PM)
kitsuneyo's Avatar
I just hope this is a sign of growing 3rd-party demand for Switch dev tools, i.e. because they want to bring games to it.
marmoka
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:13 PM)
marmoka's Avatar
I wouldn't be surprised if one of these days DS3 gets announced officially for Switch.
RAWRferal
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:15 PM)
RAWRferal's Avatar
Portable Dark Souls would be freaking incredible.
-shadow-
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:16 PM)
-shadow-'s Avatar

Originally Posted by BY2K

I kept thinking Silicon Knights and was like: "Wait what?"

I had the same thing. Man I need a new Eternal Darkness.
mieumieu
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:19 PM)
mieumieu's Avatar

Originally Posted by DaSorcerer7

- Silicon Studio is pledging to provide technology
- post process middleware YEBIS
- all-in-one game engine OROCHI which has over 40 dev tools
- next-gen game engine Xenko which will be out in April
- all be made compatible with Nintendo Switch
- company already offered middleware and graphic technology for the Switch SDK.


via Gonintendo

fixed.
theechrisfox
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:19 PM)
theechrisfox's Avatar

Originally Posted by RAWRferal

Portable Dark Souls would be freaking incredible.

Quite! If it comes to Nintendo hardware, this may be the perfect time to introduce difficulty settings...
efyu_lemonardo
May I have a cookie?
(04-21-2017, 02:35 PM)
efyu_lemonardo's Avatar
If Dark Souls comes to Switch I may have to skip buying the system in order to save my social life.
Naked Snake
(04-21-2017, 02:50 PM)
Naked Snake's Avatar
BotW, Skyrim, and Dark Souls in handheld form... I'd love for the Switch to become home for massive epic open world games. Zelda is the first open world game I properly played (and it blew my socks off), so genre-fatigue for me is a long ways off. Gimme Dark Souls.

I know DS might not exactly fit the open world definition, don't care, I just want more "big world" games cause the Mario Karts, Splatoons, and ARMS do nothing for me.
RPG_Fanatic
Member
(04-21-2017, 02:53 PM)
RPG_Fanatic's Avatar

Originally Posted by BY2K

I kept thinking Silicon Knights and was like: "Wait what?"

Glad to see I'm not the only one to think this.
Dragonsushi
Junior Member
(04-21-2017, 02:58 PM)
Dragonsushi's Avatar
This is impressive tech. I got to see some of it in action at GDC '13. I know SE used at least one of these tools on the Agne's Philosophy tech demo. Wouldn't be surprised if FFXV had some of these tools in place as well.
Passose
Banned
(04-21-2017, 03:34 PM)
Wonder if this has anything to do with that Mistwalker x Silicon Studio project
Buggy Loop
Member
(04-21-2017, 03:42 PM)
Buggy Loop's Avatar



So glad for Nintendo, they seem to be in the zone!
Now bring dark souls III portable... ooohhhh yussss
Calm Mind
Member
(04-21-2017, 03:48 PM)
Calm Mind's Avatar
JimPanzer
Member
(04-21-2017, 03:49 PM)
JimPanzer's Avatar

Originally Posted by theechrisfox

Quite! If it comes to Nintendo hardware, this may be the perfect time to introduce difficulty settings...

too obvious
acm2000
(04-21-2017, 03:51 PM)
they already supported mobile hardware tho?
Plinko
Wildcard berths that can't beat teams without a winning record should have homefield advantage
(04-21-2017, 03:52 PM)
Plinko's Avatar
With this news, I think the rumored Dark Souls ports have a much higher probability of happening. Maybe at E3?
LordKano
Banned
(04-21-2017, 03:53 PM)

Originally Posted by patientx

Switch gets YEBIS support

Most of these games are from Bandai Namco, that's funny. Xenoverse has already been confirmed for Switch.
Guymelef
Member
(04-21-2017, 03:56 PM)
Guymelef's Avatar
People talking about possible DS3 port.

Apples =/= Oranges.
Naked Snake
(04-21-2017, 04:06 PM)
Naked Snake's Avatar

Originally Posted by Guymelef

People talking about possible DS3 port.

Apples =/= Oranges.

Wishful thinking ain't a crime. It's nice to want things.
Zombegoast
Member
(04-21-2017, 04:08 PM)
Zombegoast's Avatar

Originally Posted by Guymelef

People talking about possible DS3 port.

Apples =/= Oranges.

Well it's not like the rumors ended up being confirmed last year news surrounding around the Switch.
Jonneh3003
Junior Member
(04-21-2017, 04:10 PM)
Jonneh3003's Avatar
I would go missing for a few weeks if a portable Dark Souls came out.
Aostia
El Capitan Todd
(04-21-2017, 04:22 PM)
Aostia's Avatar

Originally Posted by Guymelef

People talking about possible DS3 port.

Apples =/= Oranges.

Yup
like pretending that Dragon Ball Xenoverse hans't been already announced
Skittzo0413
Member
(04-21-2017, 04:33 PM)
Skittzo0413's Avatar

Originally Posted by Jonneh3003

I would go missing for a few weeks if a portable Dark Souls came out.

You aren't the only one. A trilogy might put me away for a year or so.
Guymelef
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:04 PM)
Guymelef's Avatar

Originally Posted by Aostia

Yup
like pretending that Dragon Ball Xenoverse hans't been already announced

And?
UnemployedVillain
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:05 PM)
UnemployedVillain's Avatar
From was one of the companies listed on the initial dev slide. Do we know what game is coming from them yet?
Kebiinu
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:09 PM)
Kebiinu's Avatar
Man...I would actually finish DS3 on the Switch. But those expectations are way low. I'll just jump back into the PS4.
LordKano
Banned
(04-21-2017, 05:10 PM)

Originally Posted by UnemployedVillain

From was one of the companies listed on the initial dev slide. Do we know what game is coming from them yet?

Nope, it's one of the few studios that haven't announced anything yet.
SuperDowns
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:10 PM)
SuperDowns's Avatar

Originally Posted by Naked Snake

BotW, Skyrim, and Dark Souls in handheld form... I'd love for the Switch to become home for massive epic open world games. Zelda is the first open world game I properly played (and it blew my socks off), so genre-fatigue for me is a long ways off. Gimme Dark Souls.

I know DS might not exactly fit the open world definition, don't care, I just want more "big world" games cause the Mario Karts, Splatoons, and ARMS do nothing for me.

Wait what?
thefatness16
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:11 PM)
thefatness16's Avatar
Please give me portable Dark Souls.
Kent
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:18 PM)
Kent's Avatar
Has anyone used Xenko at all? I've been meaning to play around with it a bit once I get some time. It looks like it's actually pretty good.
CamHostage
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:21 PM)
CamHostage's Avatar

Originally Posted by acm2000

they already supported mobile hardware tho?

Some of it. YEBIS lighting/DoF technology is everywhere, even a few Vita games (I don't think the Bravely games used it though?) It's characterized by that insane glow and pillowy soft-focus that's seen in 3D.Game Heroes and World of Final Fantasy. YEBIS is integrated into other game engines as well as Silicon Studio's own engines, so you see it used in Square's Agni's Philosophy, Yakuza games and stuff like that. (It can look amazing, but it's not always dialed up to 11 BTW, and I'm sure you've actually seen YEBIS used in a number of games that you paid no mind to, like the Milestone racing games, Neptunias, DB Xenoverse, etc.)

There's a mobile tech demo (literally a tech demonstration) out on Android that just shows off the effects it produces on any platform it can slather its effects on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFceCt4YwCc

(I tried this on my old LG G2 years ago, BTW, it's not just brand new phones pulling this off, the demo is from 2014.)

OROCHI is their game engine/development suite, like Renderware or Unreal or what have you. (I believe it is only available to license for Japanese-speaking game development studios?) World of Final Fantasy was made on that, Valhalla Knights 3, the upcoming City Shrouded in Shadow (strangely, lots of Vita games on their clients page, but focus on the console versions of those as obviously Vita can do bare minimum with it), Rise of Incarnates, and others; I believe 3D Dot Heroes was probably the pilot app for the engine, and it certainly was the calling card for both OROCHI and YEBIS.

XENKO is a new engine that is described as their next-gen tech (open-source "Next-Level C# Game Engine") with physically-based rendering and low-level API access and VR support. I don't know much about it, I don't think anything's been made professionally on it yet? It's targeting all platforms, from PS4 and beyond down to mobile (in fact, the only gameplay demos in the XENKO trailer are very simple phone endless-runners.) This also appears to be Silicon Studios' tech for global release, as even the Japanese website links to the English-language site for XENKO. As Kent said above, you should be able to actually download the development tools and play around with XENKO yourself.
http://xenko.com/

And don't forget about MIZUCHI, the company's next-gen "rendering system" (which is NOT listed for Switch... Hmm?) This is the thing that's been wowwing people at trade shows for a little bit now, with that crazy-looking Museum demo. The GDC 2017 tech demo showed off some applications outside games, including architecture and car concepting. Fun stuff, but as far as games, the only title I can see that uses it is a pedestrian-looking Square Enix Japanese PC/PS4 F2P(?) game called Figureheads, and it's been showing about town for a few years now (and it isn't pledged to Nintendo Switch yet,) so temper your expectations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br0ZrbSvmoE

...Keep in mind that lots of these technologies cross over and get intertwined, so you'll see a game using YEBIS lighting but a different engine or YEBIS and OROCHI engine together or YEBIS lighting on MIZUCHI rendering, etc.

And as with any engine/technology, you can't look at the very best stuff and go, "Oh man, that looks mind-blowing, this is going to look awesome on Switch!!" because you never know what will actually be made of or be possible with the tech on the platform. In general, though, this is very good news for the platform. expanding on expectations already set by the announcement of Xenoverse being made for Switch and Octopath Traveler being done for it by Silicon Studio. It's particularly good to have this Japanese company on board for Nintendo's platform, that could be a fruitful relationship.
Last edited by CamHostage; 04-21-2017 at 05:30 PM.
inner-G
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:23 PM)
inner-G's Avatar

Originally Posted by DaSorcerer7

- postscript middleware YEBIS
- all-in-one game engine OROCHI which has over 40 dev tools

OROCHI + YEBIS = ORBIS????
Mister Saturn
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:24 PM)
Mister Saturn's Avatar
Awwwwwwwwwwwww yiss, motha fockin Dark Souls on Switch
Savitar
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:28 PM)
Savitar's Avatar
Can only be good for the future of the system so this is encouraging to see.
jon bones
hot hot hanuman-on-man action
(04-21-2017, 05:29 PM)
jon bones's Avatar
great news, this thing should be very accessible to devs by year end

Originally Posted by Guymelef

People talking about possible DS3 port.

Apples =/= Oranges.


every Switch thread

😂
Busaiku
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:29 PM)
Busaiku's Avatar
Bravely Third?
CamHostage
Member
(04-21-2017, 05:33 PM)
CamHostage's Avatar

Originally Posted by Busaiku

Bravely Third?

I imagine Octopath Traveler will be Silicon's Switch RPG franchise unless they find a need for Bravely on it (or the 3DS / mobile games slow down.) Which is just fine because Octopath looks like this...
Air
Member
(04-21-2017, 06:00 PM)
Air's Avatar
E3 is gonna be lit
Herb Alpert
Member
(04-21-2017, 06:12 PM)
Herb Alpert's Avatar
I'd love dark souls on the go but I don't believe it.

Thread Tools