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Graphics “indistinguishable from reality " in 10 years

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But that doesn’t mean they’ll “feel” real. Speaking at Develop, Epic’s Tim Sweeny is pretty confident that we’ll have graphics that look like real life within the next decade

However, that just creates a greater challenge. Creating worlds that actually feel real is going to be an ongoing process, and it’s quite ostensible that computer generated worlds will never truly approach realism.

"That just moves the challenge of graphics to the problems we don’t know how to solve. Like simulating human intelligence, animation, speech, lip-syncing. There are still a lot areas that will require ongoing research for probably the rest of our lives before we come close to approaching reality.’

When it comes to games, I really don;t care how long it takes for them to be real; the last thing I want is uber realism in my escapism. I am, however, on board for better AI, better animation, better effects – things that will help me believe that the fantasy world in front of me is real, instead of an imitation of the one I already live in.

Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    As a side note EVERYONE in this world should watch Cromartie High

    • DieJason

      That is either Freddie Mercury or Haggar from Final Fight

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Lol its freddie well kind of. Not the freddie we know

        • Zoe

          now you’re just a freddie i used to know… (new hit from gotya)

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Oh nice catch there . Got me good. But now that song’s in my head…damn i can’t rest till i sing it all the way through :(…

        • Kromas

          I much prefer the robot from the series. Mechasomething or other.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            haha mechazawa? love him

  • Or is reality indistinguishable from graphics, It is all an illusion, albeit a persistent one.

  • HOLODECK run naked Deanna Troi programe… Bypass safety messures

    • Sageville

      Deanna Troi??

      Really? Thats your spankspiration?

      Give me 7-of-9 anyday.

      • My bad. Still stuck in the 90s. OK, how about this hot little minx?

        • Mark Treloar

          Were waiting?

          • I would mind meld her anyday

          • Mark Treloar

            That could be dangerous, what if during the mind meld you find out he originally came from Thailand?

      • tee hee hee

    • Mark Treloar

      Emphasis on the mess?

      • tee hee hee. It is very hard to recreate Body fluid in Holodeck algorithms

        • Mark Treloar

          So you would be a hologram then too?

          • The Holodeck is real, the Universe is made up.

          • Mark Treloar

            How big is it? What if you run into a wall?

    • RinceWind

      Never, Red-haired Crusher all the way!

      • Finally, I get some back up. Do not forget that she is Matriarch Banezia 🙂

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    But but AMD said we are getting AVATAR graphics next-gen!!!

    • TITAN!!

      • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

        Titans fall!!!

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Just Killed a man

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    I agree with Geoff. In fact I’d be happy if they stop trying to advance graphics completely, right now, as they stand currently and focus solely on the harder things such as AI etc. I honestly believe graphics are advanced enough not to need much furthering

  • RinceWind

    Indeed! I’m back bitches!

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Day is over. See you next week lol have a good one

      • RinceWind

        You get back here and entertain me!

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          no am not a tool 🙂

          • RinceWind

            Not a man, not a promise, and no longer the tool of humour. *dips head and cries

  • John Ambitious

    The first Jurassic Park had some killer CGI and then for some reason after that movies stayed like that for years, some even dipping below it.

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