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With every hardware generation, console manufacturers and game developers try their hardest to wow gamers with demos designed to show off raw potential (and why people should crack open their wallets). It's not exactly news that games look better than they ever have before, either, particularly now that we're on the cusp of a new hardware generation. You can expect to see even more glimpses of the future over the next year or so, in a similar vein to what Epic Games and Square Enix have recently unveiled. We've compiled some of our favorite demos from the past few years; think of these as both reminders of how much visual progress the industry has made, and also a way to put current graphical advances in perspective.
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Where's the half life 2 tech demo?!?! that video was freakin amazing at the time
Man that Heavy Rain....First time seeing it.....Real deep stuff there..
I think my favorite one out of all of those has to be the Final Fantasy VII one and Kara.
what about the xbox, ps2, and ps1 tech demos?
I honestly think they have gotten better
....way to show the wrong Killzone 2 trailer Cork. I've youtubed the real tech demo people were going crazy for and we still haven't surpassed that. All the facial animation and character action in that short amount of time is still not achieved. Article invalid. Error 37, 66, 15.
That's some good tech demos.
Graphics have improved a lot.
You have the wrong Killzone 2 footage. The footage you have posted here is actual early footage from the actual game. The fake target video is a completely different video.
I wanted to see older, more interesting, abstract tech demos. From the 3D Wars of the 90's, where 3D Realms, id and Epic were fighting each other for who could make a better engine for the Voodoo-powered PCs of that time.
The leaps that they make over the years on same consoles is just incredible. When I saw the Unreal Engine 4 demo, as amazing as it looks, I felt like it has room for some improvement. I don't see how it can make that big of a leap in the next five years though. I guess when I see it my head will explode because that will be a great site to see.
ubisoft Killing day?? whats that lol never saw that after the e3 demo footage. Lets just hope hitory will not repeat itself with watchdogs.