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February 7th, 2013 #1
8th gen console speculation
Sony announced that they are going to make a big announcement on feb 20th. Gaming press is pretty sure it's the next console.
Both Sony and Microsoft's next gen specs have been leaked and lawsuits regarding the leaks confirm their accuracy. Unfortunately I don't understand what those specs actually mean. I'll know when I see pretty pretty pictures. I know they are upgrading the resolution from 1080p to "4k" whatever that means. I think the resolution craze is just hype so you'll buy a new TV every other year.
Last console jump I think what made the difference was going from grunge maps to normal maps. I can't wait to see what trick they have up their sleeve this time.
Square put out a "real time" tech demo last E3. I'm just not sure if they know the difference between realtime and pre-rendered.
Crytech may already be running on their next gen engine. I know even the best, highest upgraded PCs struggle to run it cranked all the way up.
I'd put money emphasis on supporting some sort of tech that makes it easier+faster=cheaper way to make things pretty.
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its a sure thing each company will want to milk as much money out of each development as they can, but theyre also in a race to one up eachother. = lots of screens with gradually increasing resolution and reduced power draw.
when individual pixels are invisible to our eyes, thatll be cool.
i really want to see this in GTA. be so fun.
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February 7th, 2013 #3
Damn that looks like fun. The polycount for those cars must be a million times what they appear to be.
One more thing I'd put money on is 3d headtracking. Sure they could do it with all the current consoles if they really wanted to. Hell, you could do it with any phone with a front facing camera. I just don't know of any apps that support it.
February 7th, 2013 #4
That Final Fantasy tech demo looks amazing, and yet I'm not convinced that it's going to make the games better.
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February 7th, 2013 #5
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February 7th, 2013 #6
yeah real physics. the new realtime fluid models on youtube are amazingly real. I guess its tending slowly toward being able to recreate reality to an arbitrary level of accuracy all the way to simulating volumes down to the planck scale (or some compressed, smudgy work around at least).
i think you can figure the equipment out for that; simulating N moles of matter accross T seconds at X resolution, or whatever. maybe it would melt or be bigger than the universe tho.
in any case, more physical realism seems a given.
screens or viewing equipment or some kind will be near as damnit perfect long before that tho.
also smarter AIs and story structures, stuff that boosts gameplay.
plus asset markets, ie making and trading customised game assets more.
the stars are too far, time to turn inward..
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February 7th, 2013 #8
Here is a short list of games that couldn't have been made in 96.
Red Dead Redemption
Many Many More!
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February 7th, 2013 #9
"deepest storytelling game ive played goes back to 1996 i think. "
yeah man, BladeRunner by Westwood was my fave.
if i was a millionaire id play that Eve Online, I loved the shit out of Elite 2 but this look how much fun these basement dwellers are having! its like a found footage clip from the future.
some lame music comes in after a while and nothing really seems to happen, but all the battle chatter and energy beams... cool.
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February 8th, 2013 #10
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February 8th, 2013 #12
Not that I'm an expert. But to my understanding the specs of the PS4 and nextbox are similar to a "good" PC set up. You'll still get more juice out of an expensive PC. And I can almost guarantee you won't see 4K resolution games. There's no way a console could render that in real time effectively. Maybe it'll be available for movies though.
February 8th, 2013 #13
Now it's going to be even more about visual flare and less substance :/
And I disagree about the storytelling. Most games nowadays minus a few of the major titles
have shitty storytelling along with the bad gameplay. *insert old man rant*