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Xbox 360 isn't maxed out yet, says Epic - "there'll always be something more we can figure out"

OXM UK: "Rumours of the death (that's to say, exhaustion) of current generation console technology have been greatly exaggerated, it seems. According to Epic's lead level designer Jim Brown and People Can Fly art director Waylon Brinck, Gears of War: Judgment represents another quantum leap in terms of graphics and performance - and Brinck is confident studios can squeeze further gains from the hardware in future."

Irishguy951152d ago

No...they say the opposite...all the time

ND said they maxed out the Ps3 3 times now. Atleast EPIC are honest that they didn't fully utilise the 360 for the new gears

Blackdeath_6631152d ago

honest? and how can you verify their honesty?

CEOSteveBallmer1152d ago

So why didn't they utilize it to the fullest??

admiralvic1152d ago

"maxing out" always sounded like marketing speak for getting a lot out of the system. Similar to how Apple calls their displays Retina, even though it's just a "buzz" word.

I am inclined to believe Epic, just because you can almost always do something better.

ATi_Elite1152d ago

The X360 can not do 1080p @ 60fps so therefore it's MAXED OUT!

sure you can figure out little things here or there but other than that the system has Hit the wall!!!

dlocsta1152d ago

That is just a plain stupid statement. No current system can perform on that level and non were designed to do so. How does not being able to reach a spec it was not designed to achieve proof of its obsoletion?

Jake11111152d ago

I fully agree with you. The dummies after that state these systems were not supposed to do this??? Stupid... Sony claimed the PS3 could do 120 FPS at 1080P! Don't you remember??? I agree, theses systems are done... The next system out will prove this..

JoGam1152d ago

While they figure it out, I'll be playing my PS4. Respectfully.

AngelicIceDiamond1152d ago

Who's Epic trying to convince? It not like Gears 4 will be on 360 or any type of new Ip of sorts, and they know that? What's the point of this statement exactly?

Tzuno1152d ago

Look at the games on ps2 at the end of his life-cycle, god of war 1,2 final fantasy 12, gran turismo 4 amazing graphics. For sure Xbox 360 isn't maxed out yet.Have a nice day.

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The_Infected1152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

Really epic? Is that why Gears Judgement looks almost exactly like Gears 3? Both 360 and PS3 are struggling with frame rates as games are advancing as it is so its time to move on.

dirigiblebill1152d ago

The problem isn't that the technology's deficient - it's that designers are still obsessed with pretty textures and high frame rates, rather than the underlying ideas. I'll take a current gen game built around novel concepts over Killzone 4 any day of the goddamn week. Alas, Judgment doesn't look all that novel...

LAWSON721152d ago

Do you want less than 30fps have fun with your slideshow

dirigiblebill1151d ago (Edited 1151d ago )

I used to have plenty of fun with sub-30 fps games, thanks. Then our mutual friend Mr Publicly Traded Hardware Manufacturer came along and told me that gaming isn't gaming unless it appears in 4D, running at 60+ fps, with 100 enemies on-screen at once.

I'm not denying that performance-intensive spectacle is nice, but it's also expensive to produce, and because it's expensive to produce, there's less money to throw at intelligent design. God of War 3 might be this generation's most impressive-looking game, but in terms of what you actually do? Might as well be playing Final Fight.

BanBrother1152d ago

@Kratos

Don't know why you still bother trolling Xbox articles, but from a technical perspective, Judgment has more enemies on screen at once, and has also improved the already fantastic lighting from Gears 3 and fire effects. I'm sure there are even more improvements.

And besides, Gears 3 is still one of the best looking games on consoles, so obviously they can't have such a major jump from a game released 1 and a half years ago.

Rainstorm811152d ago

How's he trolling when he grouped the PS3 and Xbox 360 together? Besides he said ALMOST looks like gears 3.

Don't be so defensive.....The next gen is upon us , for fans of Playstation and Xbox

BanBrother1152d ago

Oh please Rainstorm, he is a well known troll on here, Why else would I mention it?

Don't try to defend an idiot, it just makes you look bad.

CEOSteveBallmer1152d ago

Yeah why so defensive? it gives away your image as a fanboy. kratos_kill didn't insult the xbox or the game. just criticizing the developers.

The_Infected1152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

@BanBrother

I'm not trolling I'm speaking the truth. They look almost identical. When Xbox shows a game that looks amazing I'lll give them credit I'm not biased about it. I think Gears of War: Judgment looks good but it's nothing amazing.

Omni-Tool1152d ago

BanBrother - "And besides, Gears 3 is still one of the best looking games on consoles, so obviously they can't have such a major jump from a game released 1 and a half years ago."

So what you're saying is the X360 has reached it's max and any efforts to improve game quality should be focused on next gen.

"It's dead. It's dead, Jim." - Dr. McCoy

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DeadlyFire1152d ago

Just chop the resolution down to 480 and bam you get better graphics and higher fps. Great idea Epic............

zerocrossing1152d ago

"there'll always be something more we can figure out"

Don't they mean "there's still something more we can figure out"?

Their comment gives the impression the 360's potential is limitless and reall it's anything but that for every console that isnt upgradable, they'll ma it out soon for sure...

zewabbit1152d ago

Usually, it comes down to being able to optimise the way something is rendered/coded rather than "squeezing more out the console".

For example, somebody could look at the way that a game's code applies textures at runtime and realise that there is one-to-many loops in the code which if fixed could speed-up the method and free up resources for other things.

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Jek_Porkins1152d ago

Industry buzz words are so cute, thankfully we know they are done with current consles after Judgment and can focus their efforts on the next Xbox for future Gears titles. Would love to see that game at 60fps.

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