Originally Posted by Thingamajig
I don't remember those
I take these low specs in two possible ways:
1. They're low because they've tailored the game to the low spec machines that make up "modern" console gaming.
2. They've just optimized the heck out of it
I'm more inclined to believe the former, especially considering Bethesda's/Gamebryo's track record of being a resource hog with memory leaks and bugs.
Hell maybe it's a bit of both.
Graphically i don't find the game that impressive based on videos i've seen. If it wasn't for the smoother animations, i'd be convinced it was an oblivion/fallout 3 texture overhaul.
Nonetheless i'm eagerly awaiting this title.
They keep saying they're demoing on Xbox 360 just cause it's easier and it's lowest quality and of course it's gonna look best on pc etc...
It's gonna be a console port. They've learned a lesson from fallout 3/new vegas. Don't bother too much with PC (in their words).
Also another thing, they're using same engine since morrowind (I think Gamebryo was even in morrowind) and they are just polishing it. Even if it was since oblivion it's still too much of a stretch. That being that they aren't gonna try nothing new till new console arrive. Oblivion was for x360 even UI screamed that. PC is a tertiary thing on their mind.
Graphically, it's a lot better than Oblivion, mostly cause of animation yes, but it's their team. And it's rare for such team to make miracles (especially these days cause of aforementioned piracy, they don't want to bother). And even so TES Nexus community made some amazing mods.
It's a fact that Skyrim is made primarily for consoles... Just look at control scheme.... It's been like that since Morrowind.
Nevertheless Oblivion is my favorite game of all times (partially cause of amazing mods), and I've played Morrowind and Arena as well and I have no doubt that Skyrim will be EPIC.