Even after more than 20 years, the Pokémon series continues to be incredibly popular. Everything associated with the IP tends to become a success. Just look at the US-based mobile developer Niantic, for example. Before it hit the big time with Pokémon GO, it was getting by with Ingress. The popularity of its Pokémon AR game has since allowed it to work with other well-known licenses and further develop its own IP.
Another company now making a name for itself with the help of Pokémon is Silicon Studio. This all happened when it was revealed Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! utilises YEBIS 3 - a post-effects middleware technology made by Silicon. Here's the translation from the studio's website:
YEBIS is a post [effect] that can apply glare, depth of field, motion blur, lens effect (optical simulation), film / photosensitive effect, color correction, anti-aliasing, etc. against 3D / 2D graphics.
After the Tokyo-based studio revealed its involvement with the new Pokémon games, its stock drastically increased by 17.72 percent in a single day.
As Nintendo Insider notes, the advanced optical effects middleware product has been previously used in games such as Dark Souls III, Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dynasty Warriors 7. Silicon is also known for developing Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer on the 3DS.
[source twitter.com, via siliconstudio.co.jp]
It's SUPER Effective !
It's almost like name dropping Pokémon gets attention. 🤔
If my company had anything to do with the most lucrative franchise in the world, I'd be bragging too
Well, I find these effects really good in Let's Go. The game has quite simple graphics, but they are very clean and those effects truly help them come to life. Depth of field especially, it is use quite a lot (in the menu, in combat, etc.) and it works great.
"It prints money!"
This tech would fit really well in something like a Pokemon Snap sequel... JUUUST SAAAYIIING.
@SpaceboyScreams Stop, my heart hurts. Both that and a new Pokemon Stadium are things I dare not hope for...
Well, what else would you expect? It's pokémon. Of course the stocks will rise
@SpaceboyScreams I Would love to see Pokemon Snap on Switch too. although, it would have been awesome to see it on Wii U since the ideas for it was there at the time. (just look at Lego City: Undercover, Where you use the Wii U gamepad to find things with a scanner) how did Nintendo/TPC/Gamefreak think that it was not the perfect thing at the time during the Wii U era? Now with Switch doing great with sales, i think a new Pokemon Snap would fit much better on Switch.
@Aozz101x Pokemon snap would work really well as a smartphone game using google goggles (or some other AI ) to identify what you took a picture of.
For example, to Snap Moltres you need to take a picture of a sunset in the summer, to catch Pikachu you need to photograph a pylon and so forth
Lol pokemon is a gold mine overflowing with lots of Gold.
Nintendo is doing a great job here.
i even see switches put in Newspapers offered as a price next to UHD tv screens and money prices lol.
even the biggest playstation fans i know, became switch fans. Funny to see before the switch everything was sony this sony that playstation this playstation that. Now i hear them talking about smashbros this, switch this, that.
i hope Nintendo stays on this road with their consoles.
i hope they will bring switch 2 as a counter to playstation 5 around the same time.
nintendo is on track again, but they need to keep up.
love every bit of the switch, something they should have done with the WiiU, i loved the wiiU to, but died early because of lack of advertising.
Not gonna lie, Let's Go may not be the best games in the Franchise but they're surely the best looking. And I know they're on the Switch but the game actually looks fantastic. Like Gen 6 and 7 were molded together and given slight upgrades. For once, I actually enjoyed being in Kanto for once, because I'm not going to lie, Kanto is my least favourite region of them all.
@JohnDoe1234 why did you say “for once” twice in the same sentence.
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