Epic Games VP Mark Rein says audiences expect constantly-improving game visuals.
He is just trying to sell his engine.
I do not exactly get his comparison because the 60s show didn't have exactly poor special effects/CGI and Nolan tends not to use CGI and both things are quality but in their own way. I agree with you he is just trying to sell his engine. I love the 60s Batman. I watch it every time it is on ITV4. It is classic Batman. It may not be the story driven thing that the Dark Knight Rises is but it is still a good show. Very poor analogy
@iamnsuperman Yeah I also love the 60s Batman, and it has it's own appeal. I am still trying to find it in blu ray. I also agree that it's a poor analogy, you can't even compare both Batmans because it has a totally different approach.
And its a good engine too!!
lol @ iamnsuperman^ What he's referring to is the evolution of not the special effects, but the entire package, and as a package The Dark Knight is far more advanced in terms of action, acting, screen play and every other aspect you can think of. It's got all the aspects of modern film making that make films great, whereas when you look back at Batman with Adam West it appears extremely dated, just the same way the current gen will look dated when you look back on it 5 years from now. Get it now?
@knowyourstuff Yeah, but who honestly believes that that's what next gen consoles will be capable of if they release anytime soon? There's nothing on PC now that's as big a jump between say for instance it and PS3's best looking 1st party games. So how all of a sudden are we supposed to go from the proverbial *POW!* *WHAM* *BOOM* and nylon costumes to Spandex, form fitting plastic, CG, and surround sound right away? This guy is just hyping up his product, or has been horribly misquoted/misrepresented.
I wonder how much longer it will take the textures to load in with the new unreal engine.
This article will be depressing for Nintendo fanboys, not the sensible fans . I can't wait for next gen consoles.
What the hell? There is no mention of Nintendo in the entire article. Just goes to show why you only has 1 bubble.
Nothing wrong with Adam West as Batman, I loved the original Batman TV show I hope next gen is as big as they say, its insane to even think about, its like, PS4 (720) owners are going to be amazed with the graphical improvements over the PS3 (360) where PC players are gonna be like "meh, welcome to PC gaming from 2012 dude" PC graphics are gonna be better, in time It hard to think how things can keep getting better (in terms of graphics, memory etc) Great times ahead, i wonder what excuses developers will have next gen when it comes to making games, there gonna have plenty tools to play with when making games "theres still not enough RAM to invision my idea"
He didnt say there was anything wrong with it and if you guys dont understand the leap between the two spanning a gap of 46 years than WOW! What an over sensitive bunch you are, you guys leap at the chance to defend something you like and are blinded, dont worry we know you love the show... You guys focused to much on his comparison, just understand that anything that happens in 46 years from now is sure to be a huge leap from anything you see today. 46 years is a long time get it!? Good...
Lol baboon. So the leap between the current consoles and the next will be the equivalent of the technological advances we as a society will *see in the next fourty-six years? No. Hence why some people are questioning the logic of the analogy. GET IT?!?! GOOD!
Are you people autistic? Come on you can't seriously not understand what an analogy is...
So from awesome to decent? I know what your trying to say but the analogy dosen't fit.
lol wut movies did you watch?
Star Wars 1313 is next gen & that is unreal 3. " audiences expect constantly-improving game visuals" I don't believe this. Console games have looked similar for the past 3 years. If anything it's pc gamers that should expect that since they can upgrade. To bad the publishers are pricks.. I hope next gen devs will make games for pc then port down to console as that would make more sense. If the next consoles are like pc then this could happen.
"audiences expect constantly-improving game visuals" - true statement when you're talking about new hardware
oh.. so constantly every 7 years?
"I hope next gen devs will make games for pc then port down to console as that would make more sense. If the next consoles are like pc then this could happen. " I never understood why they didn't do this. Then PC owners get crappy ports, while the console version plays better (in some cases)
They WOULD do it IF there was more $$$ to be made from it...sad truth is publishers make more from console game sales, whether the contributing factors are shrinking PC user base, pirating is soooo much easier, compatibility problems with 100's of different PC configurations, dev's & pub's figure its a waste of time & resources (ie $).......to the Batman point....thats a stupid reference because I can say thats already happened, I used to play Asteroids on my Atari 2600 , with 5 colors and goofy blocks, and now I play Super Stardust HD in 3D with 16 million colors, textures, physics etc......
I much preferred Adam West's Batman voice to Bales. Also, Batman doesn't dance anymore, remember the Batusi?
I've always wished I was born earlier so I could experience some classic games and music in their time when they were popular, but I'm not upset that I experienced The Dark Knight Trilogy instead of whatever that was.
Now that's what I'm talking about! Also, Adam West didn't need molded plastic to make him look buff....PURE WEST!
Well Robin was more ripped than Batman and thats just wrong. Molded Plastic? LOL! They could barely put Batmans horns on his cowl... you guys must not understand what a leap means...
Heh. Nice meetin’ ya... (Just keep moving, don’t make eye contact)...
At least you got it! I think everyone else thought I was serious.
I don't understand why you very slightly misquoted Epic. He said "Adam West to Christian Bale" not "Adam West to Dark Knight Rises" in fact he never even said "Dark Knight Rises" at all. In any case, Unreal's next gen tech demo has been the least interesting in my opinion. Square Enix's Agni's Philosophy, Ubisoft's Watchdogs, and even Starwars 1313 had really interesting aspects to the demos outside of the tech.
Well u mentioned 2 games which are not tech demos for engines. And squares I can damn guarantiddly guarantee it will NOT look that way on next gen consoles. It was running on a pc not available to the public. Which means its hella expensive.
" It was running on a pc not available to the public." Where did you pull that from? http://www.rpgsite.net/arti... "What we were using today for this demonstration - it's of course high specification, but all the parts are also things readily available in the PC market right now. The graphics board you could probably buy without driving too far from here. It's very realistic that in the near future people can play a game with visuals of this quality. "
I know that Starwars and Watchdogs were games, but their debuts were essentially glorified tech demos. You can't tell me that they released them without the primary intention of showing off what they can do with the next gen tech. Also, of course Agni's Philosophy was running on a PC. So was Unreal 4, Watchdogs, and Star wars.