Square Enix Confirms That Project Athia Will Be An Open-World Game

Project Athia, Square Enix’s upcoming PlayStation 5 and PC title, will be an open-world game according to the publisher. Described as a “thrilling other-worldly adventure” when it was revealed in June, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda provided more details on Project Athia’s design and how the PlayStation 5 will allow for more detailed rendering of its world.

“The game Project Athia, which we will release for PS5, is an open-world style game in which users can freely move around the game world,” Matsuda said to Weekly Tokyo Keizai Plus via a Gematsu translation. “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 nearly identical. By utilizing these special traits, we’re able to create incredibly precise imagery. We still plan on developing well-balanced games tailored to a platform’s traits, including smartphone and cloud-based games, but we will never stop developing for high-end platforms such as PS5. Because these things are packed with the best technology.”

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Author: Darryn Bonthuys