Next Generation Consoles Will Be Indistinguishable From Reality

Square Enix’s worldwide technology director Julien Mercerson sees the next generation consoles more believable character in games and more responsive AI’s. Tim Sweeney from epic games responded recently by saying that in about a decade we should be seeing video game graphics that are “indistinguishable from reality.” Julien Mercerson went on to talk about the next generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and other future consoles.

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Homegamer1737d ago

Well I agree with better AI because most games they're dumb as bricks, but I think another that really needs to be improved is gameplay in general because nothing has changed, what I'd like to see is if you're running at full speed you have the chance to slip or slide because you are on a wet surface. Also see how what you do in the game can effect the world around you, kill someone, it's on the news and within a week there's a new grave spot dug out for him. Just real subtle things can make next gen can make games that much more immersive.

PSN_ZeroOnyx1737d ago

GTA would end up with a graveyard bigger than the city itself lol.

starfox791737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

WiiU Zelda tech demo is the only example of nextgen gameplay and camera work in game....

Amazing edge of ur seat gameplay...

Homegamer1737d ago

That's a tech demo not gameplay, a camera like that would never work in actual gameplay, I really don't see how this would work unless this was all QuickTime events, and QuickTime events aren't next gen

Thomper1737d ago

I got as far as the bold print before I called.... b..s..

Wtf wants reality.. I get that every miserable day!!

I want fire-balls, stupid power slides and mushrooms that can talk..

Reality is overrated....

As soon as videogames have to "tell a story" and have to be "photorealistic" - I'm out!

dcj05241737d ago

But what about a reality where you CAN shoot fireballs and and shoot testicals? I'd love a photo-realstic GTA X.

kirbyu1737d ago

Yeah, what dcj0524 said. Imagine a photorealistic Mario or Mega Man game.

PrimeGrime1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Seems you have it really twisted. Just because something is "Indistinguishable From Reality" does not mean you can't still do just about everything you listed off in these games still. Shooting fire balls, having super powers, talking plants. That can all still exist and still be photo realistic.

That is the difference between a game and actual reality. We have laws and many physical restrictions in "real" reality. In a game even if it is completely realistic you still have that same imaginative freedom from before, no boundaries or self realizations to tie you down from simply doing something you could never have thought of doing in actual life.

Seems like a really close minded way of looking at it the way you are.

I welcome photo realism in games. Simply because of what exactly you did say, actual life does truly suck. To be able to experience another world in a game with true realism would be a fresh breath of air because no one is going to make games that represent the boring mundane ignorance of real life.

They never have before so I don't get why just because what we see visually is drastically improving would change any of that.

Games will still be just as creative.

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MizTv1737d ago

Would I like to see it? Yes
Do I think I will see it? No

MysticStrummer1737d ago

Oh ok by next generation he must mean after the PS4/One generation, because he says it will happen in about a decade.

I was gonna call BS on the title, but maybe PS5 and (whatever confusing name MS comes up with for One's successor) will have true photorealism.

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