Modern Gaming is Miraculous

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Geoff, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    I think we've reached the peak of graphics, or pretty damn close. I can't imagine us ever playing games that are straight up real life looking.
  2. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    It'd be interesting to see if there is an uncanny valley similar to with robotics/animatronics where things just get "weird" as they get closer and closer to realism.

    As for "realistic" looking games... we're probably near the practical limit on that with current tech (texture rendering, polygon counts, modelling) but you _can_ make far more real-looking games... just look at the way the early games in the Myst series were done, those were insanely well done in that aspect, vs. the available technology. I actually found the earlier "slideshow" style games more immersive/realistic than the later ones which had modelled, fully explorable environments.

    I think once the tech becomes available/more mainstream we may well see something like mapping of high-resolution stills and video from real-life scenes to virtual objects to create very immersive experiences.
  3. tigar

    tigar Achievement Hunter

    Lets just say more mainstream as the tech is there i got to watch a tech demo of a concept for a game that made you actually wonder if it was just a video shot in rl with the character put into it afterwards or actual terrain but god the machine that they had to run that was a beast
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  4. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I'm sure everyone has said similar things about technology in their respective eras. Imagine what people thought when TV first came out, then sound was added, then black and white turned to color. And look how far we've come since Atari era. I think in another 30 years games will be life like.

    Have you played the BF4 campaign yet? There were a couple times where the characters looked life like. And these were not animated scenes. They were using the in game models.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013
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