The next big thing?

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  1. Jim Sit

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    I own a number of systems including the XBox and Dreamcast. My passion and eye for detail in the games makes the graphical difference between these two systems fairly obvious to me. However, most of my friends and my wife don't see a major difference in the graphics between the better DC games and your typical XBox game.

    To me, the DC is the first system that, while overshadowed by newer systems, manages to not look archaic even though it's outdated.

    My question is, what is the next big thing going to be in graphical technology, that is going to make the difference between the next generation of systems and this current generation obvious? Super High Res Textures? Better lighting? Something else?

    Thoughts?
     
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    Woah, man. It's Camp... You know he didn't mean anything like that.
     
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    I remember watching the intro to the 1st Resident Evil on the Playstation and thinking how much id love the actual game to be upto that quality, i'd like to think we're not that far away..
     
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    And of course, with the demand for higher res models, textures & environments, comes another jump in dev costs paying the huge art teams required to generate those "Toy Story" quality worlds...
     
  7. Jim Sit

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    How about taking the games off the TV?

    Sometimes I think that we are approaching a plateau in graphics, where within the next couple of generations, many genres of games will be near-photorealistic (racing games and some sports games are getting close already).

    I think at that point the innovations will come more from how we view and interact with the game than the graphics themselves. At least I hope that's what happens.
     
  8. Todd H

    Todd H Go Dawgs!

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    How about some gameplay innovation? A piece of crap game with millions of polygons, realistic shading effects, and bump mapping is still a piece of crap.
     
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    Virtual Reality, at least visually, is still the next revolution in gaming. Imagine having peripheral vision while playing a first-person game?! The whole reason that 3rd-person is necessary is because of the lack of peripheral vision. I have gotten pretty used to playing FPS games, but honestly, if you could play them with a full field of vision, imagine how much better it would be. Think about playing a sports game in FP mode with peripheral vision?!
     
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