Konami begins using Fox Engine for next gen games starting with PES 2014

Although we don’t normal cover sports games, we’ll make this exception due to the use of Kojima Production’s Fox Engine. For those out of the loop, it’s the graphics and game engine debuted by Hideo Kojima for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. It’s the one he said will challenge western graphics engines. The first non-Kojima game that has been revealed to use the engine will be Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES 2014). Being that it will be a next gen game, it is presumed that the title will be made for Playstation 4 and the next gen Xbox.

Part of Edge’s coverage includes a detail image which shows off the quality of Fox Engine’s facial rendering technology. You can compare the Fox Engine made face vs a real life face.

Fox Engine PES 2014 Konami Pro Evolution Soccer Kojima

As you can see, the Fox Engine face is quite life-like with only minor details on the edge of the character giving away that it’s CGI. Considering this will probably be rendered in real time for characters who will rarely be that close to you, this should look pretty good.


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