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Can the leap to next-gen graphics be this drastic? [PICS]

"If you take the graphics of current gen games like, say, Uncharted and Mass Effect and compare them with the best looking previous gen games like Resident Evil 4, you'll realize what a drastic jump the visuals department has taken over the years. It may not have been apparent as time went by, but now that you look back at it, you realize just how much graphics in games have improved. And while many of us believe that next-gen games won't look significantly, we think that as time goes by, we'll realize that, yet again, games have taken a huge leap as a visual medium. Below we have two images that show how big the jump between current gen games and next gen games could be, in terms of visuals. It's all hypothetical, of course, but you should still have a look at it."

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fluffydelusions2043d ago

Depends mostly on what price point Sony/MS want to release at and also at what time. The longer the way the cheaper better hardware will be.

ATi_Elite2043d ago

BF3 PC, Metro Last Light, and Crysis DX11 look like that now!

I'm eager to see what consoles will do next gen but any console over $400 is asking WAY TOO much when compared to a $500 PC of today.

Sure consoles can better utilize their hardware and get better performance through optimization by it being all the same specs all the time.........

but at some point the consoles are gonna have to offer up something innovative to distinguish themselves more prominently from the PC.

I'm hoping every Next Gen Console game (Xbox720/PS4) looks way better than Crysis 1 PC but more importantly I'm looking forward to what innovations and add ons that the consoles will have to get Console Gamers excited about consoles again and not just better graphics.

Console Exclusives = check
Better graphics = check
something else = ?

will it be better kinect/Move games, more cross platform play, or some new feature. Just gotta wait till E3 2012.

As an Exclusive PC Gamer i'm excited to see what Next Consoles will bring to the table.

Mrmagnumman3572043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

Totally agree with everything but crysis 2 DX11, i dont know why, but it just looks very cartoony to me... but BF3, Metro last light, and modded crysis 2 DX11, are incredible, and the night levels of C2 look amazing either way.

honkyjesus2042d ago

*insert PC elitist comment

Colwyn2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

I want very powerful consoles next gen so I'm expecting to pay a premium. I wouldn't mind paying £500 just as long as it can run games like bf3 on ultra for pc and better. People can't expect very powerful hardware and want it to be cheap. I work and gaming is my hobby so I don't mind buying something I like. My mobile phone which I normally change every year or so almost cost as much. To each his own, if someone wants weak hardware then they should buy older hardware from years ago or buy a Nintendo

nepdyse2042d ago (Edited 2042d ago )

A gtx-580 alone costs $500, consoles aren't getting that kind of graphics not for a long long time lmao. Agree with me or not its the truth. That being said you don't need a 580 to play bf3 on ultra, since console players don't mind playing at sub-HD resolutions and 30fps.

cannon88002042d ago

That's not always true though. They might take a longer time to make sure their console is in perfect working order and still keep the original hardware that they were working with, and then come out with a cheaper product. Or they could be taking their sweet time for new tech to come out so they can utilize it on their console and still come up with an expensive product.

cannon88002042d ago

@fluffydelusions

That's not always true though. They might take a longer time to make sure their console is in perfect working order and still keep the original hardware that they were working with, and then come out with a cheaper product. Or they could be taking their sweet time for new tech to come out so they can utilize it on their console and still come up with an expensive product.

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Knight_Cid2043d ago

I hope not. Costs are insane enough as it is

iamtehpwn2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

It really needs to be atleast close to that in order to impress, honestly. I don't want just a smoother looking version of PS3/360 games.

But at the same time with dev. costs are already a fortune, is it even plausible to make games that look like that?

KillerPwned2043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

I would say more likely to see this type of stuff on PC way before any console comes to these standards.

Battlefield 3, GTA4 (modded), and The Witcher 2 as examples of just the beginning of the next gen.

I believe that this upcoming next gen is gonna be more about innovation then graphical power of the consoles.

TheGameFoxJTV2042d ago

Funny thing is that the witcher 2 runs on 9, and still looks DAMN amazing which makes it a current gen game, that looks next gen. I can almost max it on a 2006 260GTX XD

KillerPwned2042d ago

I max it out with ubersampling with a MSI GTX 560-Ti Hawk Edition and it looks fantastic. To just be running on stock without any mods and such a early version of DX is amazing.

PersonMan2043d ago

How about we just get games that are more fun? Seems like better graphics lead to shorter games with uninteresting plots.

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