One of the key people responsible for Konami’s Fox Engine is no longer with the company.
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Julien Merceron, who is Square Enix’s former worldwide technology director has been named worldwide technology director at Konami and will be in charge of digital entertainment.
Julien Merceron, Square Enix’s worldwide technology director, is striving to create visuals which aren’t mired in the uncanny valley, and to Merceron, this can be accomplished with natural animation and more responsive AI.
The director of worldwide technology at Square Enix believes that Sony and Microsoft’s decision to let the current generation of consoles approach its eighth year has been a costly mistake.
Square Enix has produced some of the most respected graphics tech in the industry, but worldwide technology director Julien Merceron says game characters will probably never look photo-realistic.
Misuse of the Unreal Engine 3 led to the much talked about framerate problems The Last Remnant had come across, according to Square Enix.
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