The topic of the next-generation of consoles has certainly been in the spotlight for recent weeks. A new video relating to gaming physics has now emerged showcasing the possibility of what the PS4/Xbox 720 could be capable of.
Too good to be real, but who knows what Microsoft and Sony could come up with in regards to the consoles' power.
WTF? Why Speculate?
Cause it's pointless unless you're 6 years old. Do you know what it means to ASSUME? It makes an A$$ out of U and ME!
Haha Little fella is getting mad. What an idiot!
There's nothing wrong with making guesses or assumptions as long as you take them for what they are. If people have fun with it, dont take it as factual, where's the harm. Based on the Naked Guns, I had you down as less of a douche.
He's saying that there's no reason to speculate because there is no evidence that supports this whatsoever. We don't know what the hardware will be, so we don't know what the machine is capable of. I can sit here and say crap like "is Walmart making a game console out of used tires?" But there's no reason to, because there is nothing that supports it.
.... are these articles capable of being actual news ? Theres a tech area great for this article :) but eh if the people of n4g enjoy it i guess
The whole time i was watching that i kept thinking a credit card is much more efficient way to do a line. i have to say, while i am impressed with the demonstration, they've been showing stuff like this for a number of years now. i'd like to hope physics like this will become standard one day, but i don't see it happening in the next generation.
@ jazzking It is real and it's running in real time with a gtx 480 and it's running at almost constant 40 fps. Whether its coming for the next gen consoles is a debate. But I feel that it will considering that Unreal engine 4 will fully support this technology on their engine. So I'm gonna say yes, its coming.
It's running in 40 FPS without: - AI/NPCs - environment ("level") - HD sound Add those and performance would take a nice dive. And no, I don't believe that NG consoles will run those kind of advanced physics. Let's be realistic, NG consoles will most likely be on the level of average PC from 2011/2012 (in spite of tech demos that will try to tell you otherwise).
Physics are done by the CPU 90% of the time. Not the GPU. just saying
@DoomeDx, guess you have never heard of cuda cores? or physix? Physics have been an integrated part of every graphic card Nvidia sells for years now.
@DaGrim, Only a small portion of PhysX is processed on the GPU. Most of it is done on the CPU.
@ jaosobno First of all, I stated that it was running in real time because jazzking didn't believe that the tech demo was REAL. If he said "too good to be true" He would have received a different answer. This is new tech from nvidia. It's bound to get better as time goes by. Just look at Red Faction Guerrilla and tell me that the amount of destruction in that game isn't impressive- even if that game might have used a different way of making the destruction happen. still impressive to say the least.
@ jazzking It is real and it's running in real time with a gtx 480 and it's running at almost constant 40 fps. Whether its coming for the next gen consoles is a debate. But I feel that it will, considering that Unreal engine 4 will fully support this technology on their engine on the get-go. So I'm gonna say yes, its coming.
From what I remember these physics are now available in the UE3 dev kits and have also been added to UE4 for next-gen. Devs can most likely make use of it now.
Imagine an advanced cover system where your character lowers his head in relation to the amount of wall that has been blown out. Then an RPG hits the wall and non-convex pieces of wall are blasted into your squad mates as shrapnel. Frostbite 2 who?
Nothing wrong with speculating. Sometimes you have to put good ideas out there for the world to hear, the right person might just read it. @frankdrebin Speculation and Assumption are two very different animals.
would have perfer physic image of a character than rocks turning into pebbles.
I had to give you a disagree just for using that grade school pun.
I don't see why not. I certainly hope the next generation brings a focus to more than just how pretty a game is.
Only time will tell. Better not to get hyped over something that we don't know anything about.
I would guess so, and furthermore would assume something like this, or close to it is already doable on PC now. I'd certainly expect the next Xbox to keep it's trend and likely be something of the equivilant of a mid-high end gaming PC by today's standards -- so much so I predict a PC port of Battlefield 3 to be a launch title, maybe they'll tinker the destruction that bit more, like this video? ;)
A pc port if bf3 as a nextbox launch title? U crazy?
Bad Company 3 would be more likely (though toned down, obviously), and I'm still not too sure that's probable. The next MS console probably won't launch until at least 2013.
Why is not Wii U mentioned? Always Xbox 720 and PS4. Wii U will only be 20% less powerful than Xbox 720 which will be released next year.
actually it will be 120% weaker. see i can make up numbers too, you from vgchartz?
And we all know that Xbox 720 will be so powerful huh? Xbox 720 wil mainly be focused on an upgraded kinect (already confirmed). To keep the costs down, it has to be weaker in power.
@Ranko - wow you must know some factoids everyone else doesn't. @Frank Drebin - you see, this is a perfect example of assumption.
"Why is not Wii U mentioned? Always Xbox 720 and PS4." Very simple the wiiu will have current generation ports on it, that sounds like a weaker system when discussing the next console gen. Nintendo is known for always making a profit on hardware on release. And has a habit of using older slower hardware, to minimize costs and increase profits. "Wii U will only be 20% less powerful than Xbox 720 which will be released next year." All we have is rumors to go upon which had it maybe 50% more powerful than the ps3/360, till someone does a tear down of a wii u, nothing is certain. Nintendo skipped this last generation in regards to hardware and other areas, it will be more powerful than the ps3/360. But i don't believe nintendo will try and make a powerful system to rival the ps4/720 directly. "And we all know that Xbox 720 will be so powerful huh?" "Xbox 720 wil mainly be focused on an upgraded kinect (already confirmed). To keep the costs down, it has to be weaker in power." Really care to post the article quoting, a ms representative stating this explicitly, because i figure sony fanboys would be rubbing it in 360 owner faces on n4g.
N64 and gamecube were not weaker machines at their time. Only weak machine Nintendo released was Wii (not include handhelds). Wii U is rumoured to be a power machine, a real beast according to many developers, even Crytek!