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Submitted by john2 459d ago | screenshot

This is what a next-generation Mass Effect game could look like - Part 2

DSOGaming writes: "Remember artist Baolong Zhang? What was that? No you say? Shame on you then. Zhang has been creating a character model on Unreal Engine 3, inspired by BioWare’s sci-fi franchise, Mass Effect. This characters shows – pretty much – what we can expect from a next-generation Mass Effect game. The interesting part here is that – unlike other renders – this is a real-time character, created on Unreal Engine 3. In other words, this is no CG bullcrap, but 100% real-time. Thankfully, the artist is back with a punch, and has released a new set of screenshots from his updated model. Enjoy!" (Mass Effect 4, Next-Gen, PC, Tech, Unreal Engine 3 )

Godmars290  +   459d ago
How will aliens looks?
Will planet roaming return?
Will there be space combat?

These are thing I want to know. If this new engine requires established aliens to be radically redesigned, then it fails.
Mac is OK  +   459d ago
What are you talking about? This is just a render some guy made in UE3. Has nothing to do with the next Mass Effect.
Godmars290  +   459d ago
They're suppose to be moving to a new graphics engine. If it performs on a different level than UE3, then changes will have to be made to base designs. Prominent aliens races will either look different, or dropped out of the story world - just because.

Not that Bioware hasn't done that before. Introduced basic rules then changed or broken then just because it moved things along. No one complained.
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no_more_heroes  +   458d ago
@Godmars290

...and?
Skate-AK  +   459d ago
The engine they are gonna use is Frostbite 2.

http://www.vg247.com/2012/1...
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pandehz  +   459d ago
Woah his face looks so real at a certain angle
OhReginald  +   459d ago
I want them to work on animations more than anything. Stiff chatacters in cutscenes / gameplay, needs to die.
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Skate-AK  +   459d ago
Since they are using Frostbite 2 they will probably use the FIFA Impact Engine for the animation.
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Conzul  +   458d ago
That, and bits of cloth and armor ghosting through eachother.

OT, these renders are gorgeous. Sorta puts in mind what ND could do next gen, given how good their stuff looks this gen.
SolDojo  +   459d ago
They licensed Frostbite for ME4 if I remember correctly so we might expect a bit different results for this one. Likely, it will be an improvement in essentially every area.
elhebbo16  +   459d ago
yea.. way more lens flare.
specialguest  +   459d ago
Looks good, but I'm not blown away like I was with the ME debut trailer during '06 when I first saw it in terms of the graphical leap. On this tech demo, the face looks real, but the lighting and how it reflects against the body looks current gen. Character models could have the sharpest high res textures, but if the lighting is wrong, the realism is not quite there.
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elhebbo16  +   459d ago
well keep in mind that its only one guy doing this, not a whole character design team. this is pretty darn amazing.

edit: at specialguest
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specialguest  +   459d ago
Right, I understand that it's only one guy and could be improved later, but I'm just critiquing based on what it looks like now.
Oh_Yeah  +   459d ago
Graphics like this, running at 60 fps 1080p in an open world type environment...graphics couldn't really improve much more than that... I don't even think I'd want them too haha.
Hassassin  +   459d ago
They CAN improve, and you still don't know you want it...
Any CG movie could (will) be rendered in real time in a few more years.
(although the "few" may vary).
sonicsidewinder  +   459d ago
>Still wanting ME games in 2013...
icecoldfire  +   458d ago
Does the character model look like a more good-looking version of gordon freeman without his glasses?
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Igor89  +   458d ago
Mass Effect games always had terrible combat.Overrated IMO.
silkrevolver  +   458d ago
The first Mass Effect had really stiff and unresponsive combat.
2 and 3 were much better.
Unztayble  +   458d ago
it's probably because I'm a console gamer but I've never seen an UE3 game look this good. Haven't seen any game look that good to be honest. That's just my experience.
TemplarDante  +   458d ago
ME3 = dynamic weather, dynamic time, enviromental damage. Full HD and 60FPS. All thanks to Frostbite game engine :)
solid_warlord  +   458d ago
If this is what next gen will look like in "REAL TIME" bring on the devil cause im ready to go to hell for this shit.
clearelite  +   458d ago
I hope they put just as much effort into improving gameplay, story, etc.

I would also like to see reasonable production costs next gen, which would lead to a better variety of creative games.

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