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The Last of Us: New Trailer, New Ellie

IGN writes: "Joel and Ellie are in Pittsburgh, and they're in danger. We break down everything from Naughty Dog's new trailer. " (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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ksense  +   1369d ago
it is prolly gonna be taken down because the trailer isn't even out and they have a rewind theater for it.

nvm the trailer is out as well. it looks great. can't wait
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Nitrowolf2  +   1369d ago
I can't wait for this game. The visuals looks absolutely great. The story is from Naughty Dog so I expect it to be top notch as always.
sikbeta  +   1369d ago
In ND we trust... just freaking amazing! can't wait for this game, most wanted game of 2012
Echo307  +   1369d ago
Ohhhhhh wow. It looks so good.
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1369d ago
Yeah the visuals are fantastic. I agree with you that the story is going to be great just because it's Naught Dog, even if it is a large departure from their usual adventure games.
DasBunker  +   1369d ago
Looks very cinematic like U.

Seems like it'll have shooting parts with humans then you'll also have the zombies.. better than zombies with guns like RE lol.
inveni0  +   1369d ago
Every time I see something from Naughty Dog, I can't believe how much better it looks than their last project. They are such an amazing team (both teams). They deserve ten times the success they've already seen. If we had just a few more studios of their caliber, the industry would explode from too much awesome, and minds would shatter.
JoySticksFTW  +   1369d ago
Definitely the game I want the most right now.

The game looks crazy.
crxss  +   1369d ago
Oh silly naive Ellie, in a post-apocalyptic world you can't trust anyone, don't they teach that in school anymore?
F7U12  +   1368d ago
And holy sh?t this looks great! Top notch work from ND, can't wait to see how they take on survival horror.
j-blaze  +   1368d ago
ppl here still don't know the difference between in-engine rendered high detailed cutscenes and actual gameplay graphics, oh well...

OT: nice cutscene, but still not interested....looking forward to Fatal Frame 2 for Wii and RE6!
Nitrowolf2  +   1368d ago

Of course we know this is a cutscene, however if it's like Uncharted (which it is) the cutscenes and actual game graphics will look nearly identical
F7U12  +   1368d ago
If Sony keeps this up which I think they can I'm definitely going to be getting a PS4 when they come out. I'm more into PC gaming now but damn with quality content like this I just can't resist.


Uh yes of course this is a cut scene and just like ND has stated in the past all cut scenes are in-game.
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Electroshocked  +   1368d ago
I can't wait for this game, it's right down my street, and Naughty Dog are the developers!
miyamoto  +   1368d ago
With graphics like this I wont be needing a PS4 anytime soon
PS4 can come 5 years from now for me.
egidem  +   1368d ago
Honestly...that look mind blowing.

I still pity the people who still aren't convinced that the PS3 is worth the money, or who think that exclusives don't matter!
N4realGMRZ  +   1368d ago
Honestly i just watched the trailer and can fathom why any of you where excited by that trailer, this game looks like a cheap knock off of The Road story wise....there was no gameplay footage (im guessing it will play like left for dead) but although there is no doubt this will be a good game because of naughty dogs track record....i think most of you commenting on this footage are blowing hot fanboy wind! lol
RedDead  +   1368d ago
@ Above^^

You're right in a way. You're wrong about calling it a cheap knock off of the road though, this game will probably end up Goty. You're right, this trailer is nothing special, it's just a trailer which good graphics(Yeah like all ND trailers). It's not even great for a trailer. People are just excited because it's ND again. And yeah it'll probably be an awesome game. This is N4g though. Any trailer no matter how good or bad it is...ND, that's it.

For example "In ND we trust... just freaking amazing! "

That trailer was not amazing. It was just an ok trailer of a game he is hyped about for obvious reasons.
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SolidStoner  +   1368d ago
Ohhh, I love these kind of games... cant wait!!!
nik666uk  +   1368d ago
9 disagrees, spot the 360 fanboys
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jjdoyle  +   1368d ago
We know yet whether the visuals are legit here or just CG?
Spydiggity  +   1368d ago
relax people, it's a cut scene. lol.
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LOL_WUT  +   1369d ago
Hell yeah.

I don't know about you guys but i got a '28 days later' type a vibe when watched that trailer.
calibann  +   1368d ago
>Watches two non-game play trailers.


TekoIie  +   1368d ago
Yeh dude your pouncing too soon. We're not even half way through the year and we've seen a trailer which would (if incorporated into gameplay) create interesting situations but its too soon to tell.

The game can have a brilliant atmosphere, characters and story. But if its gameplay is awful then it has no chance of GOTY. Basically be patient.
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Tdmd  +   1368d ago

Yes, and when did a ND game have ever had bad gameplay?
Spydiggity  +   1368d ago
Uncharted 1, 2, and 3.
b163o1  +   1368d ago
^^^ Dude you don't even believe that lie......
Tdmd  +   1368d ago

lol obviously. Silly trolling.
solidjun5  +   1368d ago
yea spydiggity is a troll.

Anyway, I can't wait for E3 to see ND presentation. Bring it on!
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Bathyj  +   1369d ago
Wow. This is awesome, cant wait. I love Drake but it will be nice to see ND turn their talented hand towards something and bit darker and more mature.

And let me just put this out there, to anyone who says this generation is done or the hardware is tapped out, until your making games that look this good, you still have a lot of work to do. Hell, Uncharted 1 and Killzone 2 are still better looking than most games.
dboyc310  +   1369d ago
so was the guy just faking his injury?
Rynx  +   1369d ago
yes, yes he was good sir.
LUCKYXS7LEVEN  +   1369d ago | Funny
so the next time you see someone asking for help and limping don't forget to buckle your seat belt on and ram the son of a bitch
DasBunker  +   1369d ago
are you slow?
Axonometri  +   1369d ago
OMG thank you! edited after thinking twice
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Y_5150  +   1368d ago
No...he shot himself! That's why he had a gun.
dark-hollow  +   1369d ago
WOW! i love the theme of the game and how there are scattered survivors in addition to the fungos dudes.

CANT WAIT FOR E3....they will show it in e3, right?
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MGS_fanatico_  +   1369d ago
Ever since GameInformer (and some other sites) previewed this portion of the game, I've been dying to see it... Looks exactly as I hoped it would - F*cking amazing! :D
The visuals, the music, the atmosphere... I'm literally speechless! I've been waiting so long for this type of game to be made! :D
Simply can't wait for the gameplay reveal at E3!!
Christopher  +   1368d ago
I like how both character models got some updates since the last trailer, but people only focus on Ellie.
KrimsonKody  +   1368d ago
I like how I just had to focus in on all those bubbles that you got there.
I instantly thought of the original Legend of Zelda's heart health bar, & now that low health beeping siren is stuck in my head.

But that is true; many focus on Ellie.
I think this is highly because of the publicity that surrounded her character, having looked like Ellen Page.
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DasBunker  +   1368d ago
the guy look like gerard butler with beard
RememberThe357  +   1368d ago
@KrimsonKody: The perks of being an admin :)
ilikestuff  +   1368d ago
game looks awesome, and i love that the game goes through pittsburgh (where i live) i hope they use buildings from pittsburgh
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1368d ago
Wow... that looks amazing.. so stoked for this game
showtimefolks  +   1368d ago
i am sorry to say this since its just a trailer

god damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnn

E3 can't get here soon enough since bioshock is delayed along with tomb raider i hope last of us make it in 2012 i want to play this game so bad

whether you are a xbox fanboy or not or whether you love nintendo you have to admit naughty dawg are one of the very best developers

please more info
Bathyj  +   1368d ago
Xbox fanboys cant admit that.

Look how hard theyre trying to convince us otherwise.

ATi_Elite  +   1368d ago

1. Nice graphics (ND usually makes cut scenes from in game engine)

2. ???????????????

3. still have no ACTUAL GAMEPLAY footage so WTF are gamers actually gonna be doing?

4. Sony faithful are Hyped up but no game play has been shown. it could be all quick time events for all we know and people are already saying GOTY, STOP IT!!

5. Arma II Day Z mod is all the rage right now. Open world Survival Horror action Zombie game is teh best!! So the Last of Us by Naughty Dogg may get compared to Day Z and the one guy who made it. A Modder vs. Naughty Dogg!

6. still waiting on actual game play video instead of cut scene trailers! Hopefully E3 we will get the full treatment of this new ND title.

hoping ND delivers another AAA+ title!
DigitalAnalog  +   1368d ago
1. Of course, it's what they do.

2. !!!!!!!!!

3. It's an exclusive reveal trailer for IGN, probably to hype the game up before E3.

4. I don't remember a single ND game that uses QTE, we are all hyped up not because we think the game may be GOTY but because ND has an impressive track record.

5. ND already stated that unlike most zombie-apocalypse, the focus would be on the main characters. ARMAII's zombie mod is a great one at that but why compare them at all?

6. You can be rest assured they will reveal it on E3, it would be stupid not to. I'm willing to bet they'll even be the first on stage.
mobhit  +   1368d ago
Is there some reason why anyone wouldn't be hyped about a new game on their console? Or are you just trolling for the sake of it?
S_C  +   1368d ago
Everything about this game looks amazing, cant wait for it to come out...Roll on E3!!!!
avengers1978  +   1364d ago
Looks very impressive, and Yes In Naughty Dog we trust!
gtxgamer2  +   1369d ago
HOLY CRAP. Oh my god, just bring on E3 already! i need a release date!
Jayjayff  +   1369d ago
I am sold.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1369d ago
Wow, looks amazing. Love the vibe I'm getting from it
MidnytRain  +   1368d ago
Ellie looks good enough to eat.
Regent_of_the_Mask  +   1369d ago
Why does Joel say "We ain't even hurt"? Wouldn't it make more sense to say "He ain't even hurt"?
JetP0619  +   1369d ago
He said He aint even hurt. Need some Q-tips for your ears?

Anyways As Expected Naughty Dog will always Deliver. E3 should show a little gameplay footage.
KwietStorm  +   1368d ago
lol what you couldn't think of a way to troll this time, so that's what you came up with?
MasterCornholio  +   1368d ago
Wow you sure are weak I mean since you can't find any good reason to hate on the game you come up with this. That's just pathetic oh well at least you don't talk like Dingus the caveman.

WildStyles  +   1369d ago
Looks absolutely incredible.
Eamon  +   1369d ago
Kind of reminds me of The Walking Dead comic.
Ken22  +   1369d ago
Take my money!!
tompoulo  +   1369d ago
It looks amazing and stunning! Can't wait for E3 to see more... I hope this comes out in 2012! The Last Of Us and Halo 4 will make this year the best year of this entire generation!!!(too bad Bioshock Infinite got pushed back...)
MerkinMax  +   1368d ago
I like your taste :)
KwietStorm  +   1368d ago
If GTA comes out this year, it will make the Bioshock delay hurt a little less.
chukamachine  +   1369d ago
Day 1
Bathyj  +   1369d ago
I'll get it the day before if I can. Day -1.
Rynx  +   1369d ago
It's possible, gotta check your local mom and pop shops.
koston3647  +   1368d ago
i miss my mom.....and my pops
LarVanian  +   1369d ago
Great video! Looking forward to seeing more of TLU at E3!
Hufandpuf  +   1369d ago | Funny
Brb, I'm whoring myself so I can buy a ps3 and this game.
Ken22  +   1369d ago
Lol bub+.
dcortz2027  +   1369d ago
How much for your services? LOL I'm only joking, hope your able to obtain a PS3 to enjoy The Last Of Us and other great games. The Last Of Us looks nothing short of spectacular, day one purchase for me!
MrDead  +   1369d ago
Holy chipmunk arias warbling out of a souped-up 78-speed turntable!!!

That looks spectacular.
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DarkSniper  +   1369d ago | Well said
The Last of Us looks not only to be the best game of this year, it will be in strong consideration of the best game of this generation. With rumors and speculation of next generation consoles launching, The Last Of Us looks to be a next generation game in terms of visuals and gameplay.

This comes no surprise to Dark Sniper as Naughty Dog is one of the craftiest developers in gaming today. By harnessing the PlayStation®3 Home Entertainment Terminal to it's full capacity, we are now seeing the true power of PS3 as it competes not only with today's consoles, but next generation consoles as well.

Dark Sniper cannot wait to add The Last of Us to his massive gaming collection of PlayStation classics. He will be waiting patiently to hear more news of this fantastic title at E3.

consolez_FTW  +   1369d ago
..ok now you're just spamming N4G..

On topic: I cannot wait until E3!! This is shaping up to be better than UC! The survival/action/ post apocalyptic theme is amazing!

Naughty Dog how do you do it! amazing. welp, thats another Day 1 purchase from Naughty Dog
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Afterlife  +   1369d ago
I found your PSN on your Youtube page and I'm not impressed.

Apparently, you haven't even touched a Naughty Dog game and you say all this crap? makes no sense to me. Maybe, shed some light and update your trophies or you never played Uncharted?

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kingfury  +   1369d ago
U got a lot of time on your hands if you waste this much time researching what darksniper does. maybe it's time for you to get a day job.
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Afterlife  +   1369d ago
He has more time than me, if he's able to write all that crap.

It only takes a second. He's basically advertising his youtube page and I use that website regularly.
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Fylus  +   1368d ago
I agree that dark sniper can get insanely annoying with his constant third person writings and advertising but at least apart from that, I can agree with everything else he says.
Virus201  +   1368d ago
Damn, find out where he lives while your at it.
thrashermario  +   1368d ago
damn and dark sniper doesnt get band for saying wastestation 3 and i got band for a week for saying the xbox 3fixme, i hope you get a flesh eating bacteria moderators
InTheLab  +   1369d ago
Home Entertainment Terminal....f***ing brilliant once
TheFallenAngel  +   1368d ago
That title as best game this gen belongs to God of War 3. Followed by MGS4
Hufandpuf  +   1368d ago
Darksniper is a fraud. He has an Xbox live account and the last time I checked he was playing his Xbox 6 hours ago.

Gamer tag: lCS DarkSniper

Also he has an alternative account named Dark Sniper where he was a fanboy of Xbox 360.
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xursz  +   1368d ago
By DarkSniper:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Please notate the names in between the Dark Snipers. The one you see this post you're is obviously authentic. The imposter has a space in between the Dark and Sniper. Please refer to any previous posts and do not let any imposter deter you from your leader of the Sony Snipers. Dark Sniper.



Replied by Dark Sniper:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Please note the names in between the Dark Snipers. The one you see this post you're is obviously authentic. The impostor has no space in between the Dark and Sniper. Please refer to any previous posts and do not let any impostor deter you from your leader of the Sony Snipers. Dark Sniper.



There is apparently more to this story than meets the eye o.o
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Fylus  +   1368d ago
Xursz, would you happen to be one of Dark Sniper's multiple accounts?
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clearelite  +   1368d ago
What better to compliment a soon-to-be classic Playstation exclusive, than another classic comment by DarkSniper. In fact, If I had to find one relevant purpose to build a new time machine, it would be to to buy this game day -9000.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1368d ago
This made me laugh. You are like an advertising campaign.

OT: Finally some more from TLAO.. Love the atmosphere
and the choice of 'camera placement'

Good trailer and the cinematic CG looks brilliant..

Make me more eager to see some gameplay.
TVippy  +   1368d ago
Sony spammer-agent, go away please.
givemeshelter  +   1368d ago

Good grief....
WeskerChildReborned  +   1369d ago
Finally we got a new trailer. I can't wait to see some gameplay at E3.
Der_Kommandant  +   1369d ago
Mother of God...
NastyLeftHook0  +   1369d ago
god of mother...
Bathyj  +   1368d ago
Sorry wrong post
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F7U12  +   1368d ago
There is no God.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1369d ago
I'm looking forward to the next 5 years with my PS3
Creative-Enigma  +   1369d ago
Just Amazing
richierich  +   1369d ago
One of the IGN guys talking on the Rewind trailer of The Last of Us just said that these graphics are in engine. Holy shit! it looks nearly as good as CG if not the same the PS3 still has a lot potential
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Shaman  +   1369d ago
Well in engine means that models and assets are straight out of somethin like maya than rendered with farm of PS3s. High quality and very very high in poly count. Developers than strip down those assets, so don't get your hopes up. It will look fantastic, like UC2 and UC3 were, even better, but don't expect it to look like this. Similar to ACIII and their in engine trailer.
sjaakiejj  +   1369d ago
This is running in real-time.. Way you can tell is that the physics aren't perfect, and there is some clipping (e.g. Ellie's hair).

Uncharted has two types of cutscenes - one which uses in-game assets, and one which is pre-rendered running in-engine.

Pre-rendered looks better than this, and doesn't have clipping. This cutscene uses in-game assets, and was running as a script (like scripted events) ;)
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Shaman  +   1369d ago
No, its in engine since IGN confirmed it. You are seriously getting your hopes up if you think this is real time. Balestra (ND CEO) already confirmed they used "farm" of PS3s to render first LOU trailer.

Just look at the face of this girl...Just the face has probably more than 40k polygons with that kind of hair. And than shadow quality below her finger, its just more than you see in Crysis 2 ultra settings DX11(and those guys have best shadow tech out there). So...just look at screens that were released and compare it to this, no point of getting hyped over pre rendered cutscene.
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ksense  +   1369d ago
it is not pre rendered. the graphics in this scene will be how the game will look when played just like how great uncharted games seamlessly transfer from cutscene to game.
user5467007  +   1369d ago
Don't even try and compare AC3 graphics to Uncharteds

Even the first Uncharted could probably compete with AC3's in game engine.

I mean Ubisoft are known to have fantastic CGI cutscenes but when it comes to the gameplay you can always see the difference.

AC3 has improved but not to Uncharteds level
sjaakiejj  +   1369d ago
It's real time, pre-rendered cutscenes don't have clipping like I said before.

In-Engine means that it's running on the engine, which means it's running in real time. Both types of uncharted cutscenes were running in-engine, though one was pre-rendered from that material and one was not. The first trailer we saw was the pre-rendered type of footage. Therefore, there wasn't any clipping or frame delays.

This, on the other hand, was running in real-time, and was the second type of cutscene, as shown by animations, clipping and slightly less consistent frame rate.

And the hair? It's actually not that many polygons, arranged with textures and alpha maps to imitate density that isn't actually there, very similar to how they do it in Uncharted. There's nothing in her face that screams "Pre-Rendered" - if anything it screams "Game Assets". Look at the trees, from the top-view you can clearly see the alpha mapped polygons. That wouldn't be the case in pre-rendered footage, as trees would have actual density - there's no reason to fake it if you have a large render farm at your disposal.

Gotta say though, I'm looking forward to your reply when gameplay releases :)
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humbleopinion  +   1368d ago
Maybe you still don't understand: but clippings happen with in-engine footage even if it was pre-rendered on a server farm or if it's played in real time. This is not CGI so no matter on what quality you render the output, it's still limited to the engine capabilities.

What you need to understand is that in-engine does not mean real-time: for example, Halo 3 theater mode even lets you upload your own in-engine clips to the web, and these are being rendered on Bungie's server farm in a resolution that your console can not output in real time.

The LOU trailer is in-engine, but it was already confirmed that the engine does not play this in real time, but it's rather being pre-rendered and then played from a video.

It shouldn't come as any surprise: Uncharted games offer the exact same pre-rendered in engine cutscenes. It utilities the PS3 bluray space, it saves processing power and lets the game pre-load in the background, and it gives an amazingly looking result that the console simply can't deliver in real time. It makes more sense to do it this way.
The only disadvantages of pre-rendered cutscenes is that sometimes the difference between them and gameplay is quite big (but not as big as not in-engine CGI cutscenes), and that you can't customize the ways characters look. A game that doesn't let you see your customized character in cutscenes is a sign for pre-rendered cutscenes.

Other than that there's another easy way to figure out if a cutscene is real time or not: can you skip it in the first second it's playing and get straight to the game? If you can, then it's not a pre-rendered cutscene.
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sjaakiejj  +   1368d ago

You telling me what "realtime" and "in-engine" means is borderline insulting.

"but clippings happen with in-engine footage even if it was pre-rendered on a server farm or if it's played in real time."
"clippings"? Clipping 'can' happen in pre-rendered and CGI footage, but it doesn't in professional productions. That's because in those types of footage, you have full control over what happens to the characters, whilst in real-time footage you're limited to the functionality of the game-engine.

There is also no reason to run a video on an engine if you're going to pre-render it. Uncharted cutscenes were of two types.

1. Pre-Rendered: Uses in-game assets, but rendered outside of the context of the engine. Instead advanced 3D animation suites were used to accomplish the task.
2. Real-Time: Using in-game assets, running on the in-game engine in real-time.

The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is the animations. Animations in the Real-Time type of cutscene are visibly lower detail than those of the pre-rendered variant (which is the main reason that they opt for pre-rendered in some cases).
Other than that - Physics, Clipping and Frame-Rate are strong indicators.

"This is not CGI so no matter on what quality you render the output, it's still limited to the engine capabilities. "
Do you even realise what CGI is used for? And Pre-rendered? It's used to describe anything that isn't running in real-time.

"The LOU trailer is in-engine, but it was already confirmed that the engine does not play this in real time, but it's rather being pre-rendered and then played from a video. "
1. Link?
2. You're contradicting yourself. "It's confirmed to run on the engine" but it's "pre-rendered and played from a video".
Shaman  +   1368d ago
I hate when people get their hopes up as some of you guys. What EVER I said can be found by quick googling. This is IN ENGINE trailer, made by rendering FARM of PS3s. There is no way in HELL that this could be achieved even on very good PC. As I said, Balestra (CEO of ND) already said how they make in engine cutscenes that are than stored on disk so there is no loading, he already said they use PS3 farm and I guess me showing you the picture of their rendering farm STILL won't make you change your minds. Stop drinking koolaid and admit you are wrong.

Here is the picture. Straight from the horses mouth...!/cbale...
sjaakiejj  +   1368d ago
Sorry Shaman, Chris is talking about the high-quality pre-rendered cutscenes as shown in Uncharted 2, not the in-engine cutscenes we are talking about here.

The video in this article has a quality significantly below the quality of the cutscenes rendered using that rendering farm. There's nothing unachievable to it, and it's filled with trickery that's rather obvious to the trained eye.

And just to make it clear to you - Crysis 2 has technically better graphics than this footage. It has higher poly counts, higher resolution textures, higher-detail shaders, tessellation, better shadows, better physics and more advanced animations. It's the art-style that makes LoU stand out.
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humbleopinion  +   1368d ago

I'm sorry if I'm "borderline insulting" you, but you still don't seem to understand the difference. Let's do the basics first:

CGI cutscenes:
while technically every computer generated image counts as CGI, even realtime gameplay, the common term in videogames refers to graphics created with professional animation software such as 3DSMax or Cinema 4D. Obviously, these are always pre-rendered since you're not really running a copy of the software with all the high quality assets inside your game...
For example: Final Fantasy cutscenes, Warcraft cutscenes.

In-engine cutscenes:
Term for graphics generated from a game engine. These can be either rendered by the game engine offline and saved into a video file, or generated on the fly while the game plays. Some game engines like the new Cryengine 3 are actually on the border of a game engine and an animation software (at least they're trying to sell it as such to production studios).

Real-Time In-engine cutscenes:
These are cutscene running in the game engine, and are rendered on the fly. The only difference between these and gameplay is that you don't have any kind of control over your character. This controlled settings give the game developers the ability to maximize the potential of their engine in real time, since they know in advance how the scene is going to play out every time and there is no player intervention to account for.
Examples: Halo cutscenes, GTA cutscenes.

Pre-rendered in-engine cutscenes:
These are also rendered in the game engine and not in an independent animation software. The difference from CGI is that it's all in the game engine and no post-production touch ups are made in external software (if such touch ups are made then the scene can't really be considered in-engine anymore). But they are still pre-rendered since they are rendered in advance and dumped into a file, and then played from the file later - this is the definition of pre-rendered footage.
The difference from realtime in-engine is that these scenes are rendered using the highest settings possible with an output quality that is possible to produce in realtime on a console and sometimes not even on a server farm: Lighting, character model LOD, post processing effects, resolution - everything is dialed to the max, and the assets used are mostly not the same as you get in the game (higher polygon count for example, or specific and very complex mo-cap animations that you don't see in the game.
Examples: Uncharted cutscenes, Alan Wake cutscenes.

Why use in-engine pre-rendered cutscenes and not professional animation software if the scene is stored into a file anyway? Well, if your engine is good enough for the task, this saves you time and money, and gives a much more consistent look for the game. Games with CGI sometimes have too much of a quality drop when switching to gameplay, and here the difference is more subtle (although it still exists).

So hopefully this clears up your confusion.
Pre-rendered scene can be either CGI (external software) or in-engine. But in-engine can be either real time or pre-rendered.

Please note that I'm not saying which is better. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses, with the only relevant difference for unreleased is that real-time in-engine gives you better indication of the actual game graphics.

The LOU trailer seems to follow suite on Uncharted, which makes sense since they already have a superb engine in place and it utilizes the console strengths VS weaknesses (plenty of storage space, not so much memory).
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J_Cob  +   1368d ago
You're right.!/cbal...


I'm a fan of the PS3 but not a FANBOY. Some people are getting way too worked up over this trailer.
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xtreampro  +   1369d ago
CG? not even close. It looks about 5x's better than Uncharted 3 and the difference between this trailer and the the teaser is very noticeable.

ND's in-engine cut-scenes have a noticeable difference compared to actual gameplay. You can tell this scene is rendered in-game, it might be small cut-scene leading up to a gameplay segment.

I knew it wouldn't look as good as the pre-rendered teaser but oh well.

PS4 next year!
GamingTruth  +   1369d ago
what a sucky way to waste one bubble, the difference? what difference
mobhit  +   1369d ago
You're kidding, right?
sjaakiejj  +   1369d ago

Difference: Less consistent frame rate, slightly lower quality graphics, Hair-Clipping and Animations.

The game looks great though, like IGN - you'd have a hard time finding any console game that looks better than this.
GamingTruth  +   1367d ago
Sjaa I couldn't see this difference also no game on any platform other than ps3 competes with this ingame
metsgaming  +   1368d ago
i cant even imagine what Naughty Dog will be able to do with the PS4 (or what ever they call the next PlayStation, 4 is a bad number in japan).
EliteDave93  +   1369d ago
The people that thinks we need PS4 anytime soon should feel sooo stupid watching that trailer lol.
clearelite  +   1368d ago
I agree. I think it's time to shift most of the focus to making creative, fun games that recapture some of the magic that we experienced in previous generations and still appreciate when we go back and play classic games. If people want fancier graphics, they are welcome to replay crysis 2 as many times as then want until some other "gem" comes out.
That's not to say that this gen didn't have some great games so far, but we would see more creativity if we took pressure off of devs.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1369d ago
You watching, Hollywood?
Burning_Finger  +   1369d ago
Holy Cheese!!

Looks like it's going to be an open world exploration.

The map looks massive. A whole city.

GOTY 2013
ChunkyLover53  +   1369d ago
Looks fantastic. Naughty Dog is definitely Sony's top developer. They seem to always get the most out of the Sony consoles, even going back to the original Crash, which used a nice cell shade technique to compensate for lack of textures.

This is looking fantastic, hope it comes out this year. Glad to see games are still pushing the current consoles to their limits and beyond.

I honestly think the next consoles might still be a couple of years away, all the games that are getting pushed back to 2013 might be dead in the water if a new console were to release around the same time.
stuntman_mike  +   1369d ago
I really hope the AI is good in this game, it will be fun trying to outwit them.
x800  +   1369d ago
amazing, now waits to see some in-game game-play.
GamingTruth  +   1369d ago
well i warned people to not listen to the pc nerds, they didnt know what they were talking about
Yawnier  +   1369d ago
Teh cell bitchez
telekineticmantis  +   1369d ago
Everybody has boobie traps and such
instead of guns, that could be cool.
Pintheshadows  +   1369d ago
That was a great trailer. It looked fantastic, the action was visceral and in your face like the first and the music was perfect.

Lot of people playing down the visuals but you know the in game parts will be close. Just look at Uncharted 2 and 3. And if you still want to pick holes and deny how impressive this is then you are either J-blaze or an idiotic fanboy.
user5467007  +   1369d ago
Fantastic Traler but why has it been shown before E3

I hope Sonys E3 isn't all about the PSV
GraveLord  +   1369d ago
Because they are showing gameplay at E3.
I_am_Batman  +   1368d ago
I hope they will. I need to see how it looks ingame and how it plays.
WitWolfy  +   1368d ago
Thats the only thing hate about Sony, thy always get TOO excited before E3 and announce almost VERY title they have, and then when E3 arrives we want MORE!!! Its a vicious cycle.
Ethereal  +   1368d ago
They always a few special surprises that they save. They have a different approach. It seems to work because the entire internet is buzzing about their upcoming releases prior to E3. I think it's a smart move.
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