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God Of War III Only Using 50% of the Engine’s Power

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Upcoming hackey slashey epic God of War III is, by all accounts, an incredible looking game – and a graphical showcase of the horsepower behind the Playstation 3.

It may surprise you to know then, that it could have looked even better. Sig Asmussen, the game’s director says there’s room for improvement, and that the engine is capable of so much more.

“Well, I think our studio will use this engine again,” he divulged to Destructoid’s Nick Chester, “and it’ll get better. And I think we’re probably about 50- or 60-percent at it right now. I think there’s a lot more we can do with it.”

More? Really? Like what?

“I think individually our animations are incredible,” he said, “and our animators are incredibly talented. But I think we could make our system technically better, in the way we blend animations. And I’m pretty sure that we already have the code to do that, and we just didn’t implement it in God of War III because it came in real late.”

It’s a phenomenal looking game – and the fact that the next game from Sony Santa Monica will look even better excites me. There’s a reason this generation is nowhere near over – and it’s that there’s still plenty of juice to be squeezed from both HD consoles. I just wonder if they can speak to the Team Ninja guys and maybe improve their breast physics.

God of War III sees its European release on March 19th, with South Africa getting a release on the 17th.  I know what I’ll be doing that weekend.

Source : Destructoid

Last Updated: March 12, 2010


  1. darthdad

    March 12, 2010 at 13:51

    So it’s the 19th? They are saying the 17th over at PS3ZA. :dizzy:


    • Geoff

      March 12, 2010 at 13:59

      Euro release is 19th, but it looks like we’re getting a little early. Lucky us. 🙂


      • riezo

        March 12, 2010 at 14:25

        PS3ZA knows all…

        Even that SK has delivered stock of the game to the retailers today.


  2. uberutang

    March 12, 2010 at 14:55

    SO on CNA shelves by tonight then?


    • riezo

      March 12, 2010 at 15:12

      They were made to sign an agreement that stated that they would honour the street date of Marh 17.

      So yeah, it should be on CNA shelves this afternoon :sideways:


  3. SpitFire

    March 12, 2010 at 15:19

    Sorry I know it isn’t subject but imagine working in the Team Ninja Breast Physics Department.
    Serious Dream job can just imagine the staff meetings now :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:


  4. Cleric

    March 12, 2010 at 15:23

    Guess this article will mean more next week when we’ve all seen it in motion.
    Simply. Can’t. Wait.


  5. mike

    March 13, 2010 at 04:01

    Only 50% of the PS3 potential?
    Can’t wait to see 100%. It’ll be like CGI cutscene’s but playable. :w00t:

    I saw this article features over at Video Game Mecca.com too.


  6. Fred

    March 15, 2010 at 08:55

    You are all gonna die from overexposure to awesomeness , don’t play this game.


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