Of course Eater's video game reviews would center around food. And in this case, it's the delicious looking food seen in Final Fantasy XV. The video game creators, Square Enix, wanted to create real food porn in the game to enhance the reality of the game itself. To do this, they actually cooked the food outside, photographed and scanned it, and then digitally recreated it on the computer.
"Recipes were just one element of the camping scenes, but the catalyst for our obsession was the high quality of the food graphics that the camp team was able to create in the pre-production phase," Tabata says. "In Japan, we have a term called 'meshi-tero' (an abbreviation of the Japanese-English combo phrase 'Meshi (food) Terror' and similar to the English term 'food porn'), but that pretty much summed it up. We have to create truly delicious-looking food scenes similar to those that appear in movies and anime."