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The Fox Engine: Is Gaming About to Become too Real?

Planet Ivy: Recently, Hideo Kojima (creator of the Metal Gear Solid series) unveiled his latest gaming phenomenon, the Fox Engine, a tool to be used by Kojima Productions and its owner, Konami. The engine is definitely impressive, and representatives for Kojima at Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March were very keen to show off the fidelity of their highly realistic textures and lighting effects. Considering that this is the first games engine Kojima has ever created, I’d say he’s done a pretty good job of it.

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bytefeast1237d ago

I can't wait to see what this little baby can do!

androidboy1237d ago

Yes! The future looks exciting

xHeavYx1237d ago

Quote from the article "Not everyone wants games to look like real life" What kind of moron would write something like that? Bitch if games are too real, and bitch if they are not. Does he think everyone is going to use Fox Engine? "hey everyone, we are announcing Borderlands 7, but since that legislation passed, we will be forced to use Fox Engine like every other developer"

MurDocINC1237d ago

I can't wait till Unlimited Detail Engine crashes it and every other engine.

MaxXAttaxX1237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

Haha no.
You know what the Fox Engine will have that the Unlimited Detail Engine won't?
Metal Gear Solid.

You know what else the Unlimited Detail Engine won't have? Any games.

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Ritsujun1236d ago

Because of FOX engine, humans abandoned reality.
I came from that awesome future.
Going back in 2 hours time.

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thedon8982z1237d ago

I cant wait to,however I must admit the only engine I consider real next gen is maybe the next frostbite engine.I am tired of developers just focusing on pretty graphics.I want to see full destruction,advance AI,and global illumination become standard.I beleive in the next gen pretty graphics will become common, so its time to move on an advance other subsections of an engine.I guess only time will tell but I still will have a blast with my PS4 enjoying every advancement made in the next gen of games.

androidboy1237d ago

Konami have always delivered in the lifetime (well, Metal Gear Solid onwards) I've known them

kevnb1237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

i think kojima is given too much credit. Hes a great game director with awesome ideas and direction for the game itself. But he doesnt code engines. Hes so good at what he does konami gives him all the resources he needs.

appleandroid1237d ago

He is a master, any company would do the same for him :)

Batzi1237d ago

He is a creator and the engine was built based on what he wants and the output the engine will produce will be thanks to his ideas that programmers wrote down and followed to achieve his vision. Programmers are following orders.

Timesplitter141237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

I don't think you know what you're talking about.

Do you really think Kojima showed up and said "Hey programmers, I've got a great idea for our next engine : it'll have to have great graphics." And then the programmers were all like "OMG we never thought of that! Now we know what to do!"?

ChipChipperson1237d ago

From the article, " So the question is, how real is too real? Perhaps one day there will be a limit on how realistic developers are allowed to make games, so that we always have a way to distinguish the virtual world form reality."
If you can't tell the difference between the virtual world and reality, you shouldn't be playing games then. Is someone that stupid they forgot they had a controller in their hands and that their gaming system was on? Why can movies get away with it?

dcbronco1237d ago

I don't think it's a matter of forgetting you have a controller( though someone that dumb would be funny). It's a matter of will the violence look so real that censors feel it's too much for younger people. We may get to the point of having NC-17 type games. I know blood can be turned off. But what happens when it's also brain matter and the look on a characters face as they are killed. It may get to the point, or I should say will. And that will not be considered acceptable to the general public.

There are few places that show real graphic violence on TV(HBO's new Vice series is one(severed head just laying next to a car after suicide bomber). And then in small doses. Games serve it in large doses. If online shooters start to look like real war, the censors will step in. We'll all think we live in Germany.

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