The lights are on
This is what you can expect out of next-gen console hardware. Welcome to the future.
Tech publication Wired has obtained a fresh set of screens from the graphics engine Epic Games is preparing for the next round of consoles, as well as interviews with Epic technology master and co-founder Tim Sweeney and design director Cliff Bleszinski.
"There is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of our engine team and our studio to drag this industry into the next generation," Bleszinski told Wired. "It is up to Epic, and Tim Sweeney in particular, to motivate Sony and Microsoft not to phone in what these next consoles are going to be. It needs to be a quantum leap. They need to damn near render Avatar in real time, because I want it and gamers want it—even if they don’t know they want it."
Stay tuned for the July issue of Game Informer, coming to a mailbox (or inbox) near you as E3 kicks off next month, where we drop some next-gen details of our own.
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Wow, that looks amazing!
looks alright I guess, I'm sure the "next gen" will be a gradual build up, like when the 360 first got games like prey and halo 2, it looks tons better now
I'll admit. they look really good, but in no way am I blown away. To be honest, I was never expecting to be blown away. This is what I considered the natural next step forward to be. Definitely an upgrade, but nothing earth-shattering.
It is awesome that developers are finally pressurizing Microsoft and Sony to make high end hardware that won't be demolished by PCs only a year in the console's cycle. PS3 and Xtoy360 were good but man they fell behind WAY TOO FAST