Silicon Studio is a Japanese company which operates on not one but two very successful fronts. On one hand, it created Bravely Default, a brilliant little game which looked and played more like Final Fantasy than even most real Final Fantasy games do these days. Even before Bravely Default, Silicon Studio was tapped for a few other RPGs like 3D Dot Game Heroes.
The graphical capabilities Silicon Studio demonstrates shows that it must have some roots in engine development, and that is just what it does on the other front. It is a full blown middleware developer, and its biggest and most up to date product is the Yebis 2 “Optical Effects Middleware.” Square Enix often uses it to show off some of its biggest games like the Final Fantasy XV CG trailers and the famous Agni’s Philosophy tech demo used on convention floors for the last few years.
Silicon Studio has uploaded its own new tech demo of its engine, but it is important to note that this is not real time in game graphics. Yebis 2 is for pre-rendered cutscenes only; but, still, it is really amazing what detail it can achieve. If only someone could work up the muster to match that level of quality with an in-game engine.