Naughty Dog's first PS3 project is going to turn some heads. As it turns out, company president and all around nice guy Evan Wells said that his team created Uncharted: Drake's Fortune with that exact idea in mind.
Even at this unfinished point in its development, the texture work and special effects in Uncharted are phenomenal, while the animations are equally impressive. Consider this: lead character Ethan Drake boasts more than 3000 animations alone with individual sequences based on a specific shot... that's quite an attention to detail.
Perhaps even more notable is the fact that, once the game starts, there won't be any loading at all. Everything is streamed directly off the Blu-ray disc (level data, animation, sound, etc) and while such a feat has been done in other titles, we can't recall one that had this much activity going on as it happened.
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