The lights are on
At GDC Europe today, Ubisoft's Patrick Plourde revealed details about his JRPG-inspired title, Child of Light. The title will draw from the glory days of SquareSoft's work, most notably Final Fantasy VI.Plourde, whose most recent role was as director of open-world shooter Far Cry 3, will be using the UbiArt Framework that powers the stunning visuals in Rayman Origins and the upcoming Rayman Legends. His team reportedly numbers under 40, a significant difference in scale from almost everything else happening at Ubisoft.Child of Light will be distributed digitally, following in the footsteps of other mini-AAA offerings, including Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. We don't yet know on which platforms Child of Light will be published, but Plourde stated that the title would not be on mobile when it arrives late this year.
[Source: Polygon]Our TakeThe UbiArt Framework is responsible for the vibrant and fluid visuals of both recent Rayman titles. I've been eager to see the engine used for other titles, and it's great to see something different (read: not an open-world shooter) coming out of Ubisoft with Michel Ancel's creation under the hood.The throwback nature of Child of Light, including the references to classic illustration and the opera scene from Final Fantasy VI, put the title on my radar. I'm eager to see what Plourde is able to do as he flexes his creative muscles.
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Between the art style/graphics engine and the inspiration Ubi could be on to something here. I'm always eager for a new 'throwback' rpg even if it is from a company known for its huge open world action/shooter titles. Hoping that it ends up impressing!
Man *anything* that holds true to the spirit of FFVI (FFIII on SNES) is going to be a title I buy.
That's awesome! I'll pay close attention to this!
Hopefully this pans out well.
i dont play turn based rpgs. so ill not watch this. good like ubi
DANG IT UBISOFT! Why must you give another game that I have to use my money on! I'M BROKE!
That sounds awesome, I'll be looking forward to more info.
Final Fantasy VI!? Sold!!! I hope this comes to Wii U eshop or ps3 store. But mostly Wii U, I do enjoy playing games on the gamepad with headphones in. I really don't know why people knock the gamepad so much, and I'm thinking they haven't really even tried it. My guess would be, because it's the popular thing to do.
That's huge. Ubisoft you just got my attention but also be inspire by Final Fantasy VII and X and you'll get an even better game
Sweet. We'll have a game that is actually visually appealing. Style = Everything. Spending millions on graphics does nothing but guarantee an over inflated budget and the game will look like crud in a few years.
Interesting...I'll have to keep an eye out for this!
I have not heard of this before...interesting