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343 Industries' Frank O'Connor has revealed that the company is pushing the console hardware to the limit with the upcoming Halo 4.

"We're out of space, we're out of horsepower, we're out of everything," he told us at Microsoft's Spring Showcase event in San Francisco. "If you're doing your best work that machine should be exhausted when you're done, and we're getting there."

"I think the clever thing to do is make your trade-offs early and then go over what you intend to do, and that's where we are now."

The results are undeniably spectacular. Our brief glimpse of Halo 4 multiplayer at the showcase, including a trailer that's arriving on Halo Waypoint very soon, showed visuals that look noticeably superior to 2010's Halo Reach, following a comprehensive retooling of the game's engine.

 

The graphics in particular have been "really rearchitected" according to amazingly-named executive producer Kiki Wolfkill. "Obviously we have people on the team, particuarly on the programming team, who've done a ton of 360 development, who've been there since the beginning, and we're just really lucky to have giant brains working on it."

 

Principal engine programmer Corrine Yutweeted over the weekend that Halo 4 is "the best looking game on Xbox and any other consoles we ever made and we're all from AAA studios." Steady now.

Other developers presently in the act of pushing Xbox 360's limits include Epic, which claims Xbox 720 needs 10 times the power to run the new Unreal Engine, and Crytek, whichasserts that CryEngine 3 will dazzle "no matter what next gen consoles come up with". Leave the poor thing alone, you monsters.

 



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Well, I suppose you'll just have to grace us with the presence of the Next-Box in 2013 then Mr Microsoft.

I for one am extremely excited to play Halo 4, and then Halo 5 on the next-gen console!

lets put xboxs specs to the test!

Really all the current consoles have been out of horsepower for a while now. It's just a question of using it in clever ways now (like ND with PS3).

No game can be launched these days without saying its maxing out the horsepower of the console its on _

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There saying a lot to hype this up, they need to chill and let a gameplay video speak for itself.
if it looks like those 2 screenshots that leaked.. its not that impressive, gears 3 looked better tbh

Ajescent said:
No game can be launched these days without saying its maxing out the horsepower of the console its on ¬_¬

That's because most of them are doing just that



The 2 screenshots we've seen looks like Halo Reach from 2 years ago.


Everyone knows that GOW1 maxed out the Xbox 360.... duh!

Tease.

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Squilliam said:
Everyone knows that GOW1 maxed out the Xbox 360.... duh!


Squil please! It's common knowledge than Call of Duty 2 owns everything released on the 360, PC & PS3 since!