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Poll Results: What will game graphics be like 3 years from now?

 
  • 52% (22)
    Much better
  • 42% (18)
    Slightly better
  • 4% (2)
    The same
  • 0% (0)
    Worse
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post #21 of 23
Once the next-gen consoles come out, we'll see a big jump. There's a fair bit of talk from dev's (at least tech side) being sick of working on consoles, simply because they are so far behind (oh god! 2005!). As long as MS and Sony can pull of a decent platform (quad, 2-4gb ram, GTX 280 or better), we should be set for some REALLY good games.

Note that we are still going to be fairly bottle necked for AT LEAST 5 years, simply because we need a new wave of game devs and companies out there like Crytek, pre-Crysis 2. As long as the devs are multi-plat, we'll NEVER see the full potential of the hardware.
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So we're all sad that the latest GPUs run games well, and we're yearning for the good-ol-days when we had to turn all the graphics options down/off just to get 30 fps with brand new hardware?

It's fine to look back on game like Crysis as the rite-of-passage for aspiring PC builders, but what everyone is forgetting is that while it might have looked okay with the settings turned up, your couldn't play it at those settings. As a screenshot generator, it was great. But no PC gamer who's honest thinks 20fps looks "good."

GPUs aren't going anywhere anytime soon. People are "content" with integrated graphics because they probably have an XBox for their gaming needs, and arn't too worried about 32xQ CSAA on their $300 Gateway. DX9 is still widely used because coding DirectX is very sophisticated and very expensive; developers are not going to throw away their code base just because MS decided to add a few post-processing effects and call it a new version.
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We PC enthusiasts are already playing on a next-gen platform. BF3 and crysis show this. Have you ever played a full 1080p PC game at max settings, then tried the same game on a crappy, downscaled console? It's disgusting and you feel like you're playing on the last gen, which is true.

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