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CGI-Quality said:
To me, we've had quite a few games this gen that were head-and-shoulders above anything the PS3 or 360 could do (The Order: 1886, Metro Exodus, and Death Stranding immediately come to mind). It's been quite the gen for visuals.

That said, you haven't seen anything yet.

Oh there's definitely been games this gen that look much better than anything PS3/360 could do, absolutely, even on Switch there's games that clearly exceed last gen graphically. The perceptible leap just wasn't as impactful as prior generational gaps to me personally. Perhaps next gen the difference will be more pronounced to my subjective perception.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

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Snoopy said:
trunkswd said:
It is a good start for Microsoft leading into the next generation. Xbox Series X confirmed games include Halo Infinite and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. Anything else? I know the trailer for the console also showed what looks like Forza and FIFA.

Probably a Forza Motorsport game and I have a gut feeling Dead Rising 5.

I doubt there will be another Dead Rising game anytime soon.  Also it looks like Forza Motorsports 8 will probably be not ready for the launch of the console.



curl-6 said:
CGI-Quality said:
To me, we've had quite a few games this gen that were head-and-shoulders above anything the PS3 or 360 could do (The Order: 1886, Metro Exodus, and Death Stranding immediately come to mind). It's been quite the gen for visuals.

That said, you haven't seen anything yet.

Oh there's definitely been games this gen that look much better than anything PS3/360 could do, absolutely, even on Switch there's games that clearly exceed last gen graphically. The perceptible leap just wasn't as impactful as prior generational gaps to me personally. Perhaps next gen the difference will be more pronounced to my subjective perception.

I agree as well there are games this gen that are well above what we saw with the PS3 and 360. However, it took years for those games to come out. It felt like a slow climb in visuals this generation while previously within a year of release there were at least one game that head and shoulders anove what was seen the previous gen.

SNES and Genesis / Mega Drive had Mario World and Sonic. N64 had Mario 64. Xbox had Halo: Combat Evolved. 360 had Gears of War. 



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CGI-Quality said:

So, let's chat...

What if I told you that this character model was not just an in-engine model? :P

The character model is definitely quite an impressive leap. What do you think about the environments though? Obviously they won't look as good as what was shown last night, that would be insane. Those environments last night were on par with the CGI Elder Scrolls 6 trailer.

Hellblade 2 in-engine trailer

Elder Scrolls 6 CGI teaser trailer

Obviously they're not going to be able to pull off CGI quality environments and landscapes in-game during gameplay, but how close to what was shown last night do you think they'll get? 



shikamaru317 said:
CGI-Quality said:

So, let's chat...

What if I told you that this character model was not just an in-engine model? :P

The character model is definitely quite an impressive leap. What do you think about the environments though? Obviously they won't look as good as what was shown last night, that would be insane. Those environments last night were on par with the CGI Elder Scrolls 6 trailer.

Hellblade 2 in-engine trailer

Elder Scrolls 6 CGI teaser trailer

Obviously they're not going to be able to pull off CGI quality environments and landscapes in-game during gameplay, but how close to what was shown last night do you think they'll get? 

I actually expect y'all to be blown away with the environments, honestly. Seriously! The leaps to this gen will be immediate.



                                                                                                             

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CGI-Quality said:
shikamaru317 said:

The character model is definitely quite an impressive leap. What do you think about the environments though? Obviously they won't look as good as what was shown last night, that would be insane. Those environments last night were on par with the CGI Elder Scrolls 6 trailer.

Hellblade 2 in-engine trailer

Elder Scrolls 6 CGI teaser trailer

Obviously they're not going to be able to pull off CGI quality environments and landscapes in-game during gameplay, but how close to what was shown last night do you think they'll get? 

I actually expect y'all to be blown away with the environments, honestly. Seriously! The leaps to this gen will be immediate.

Definitely looking forward to the demos at E3. Haven't been this excited for E3 in a long time. 



CGI-Quality said:

So, let's chat...

What if I told you that this character model was not just an in-engine model? :P

A common trend with this gen's games seems to be near identical models between cutscenes and gameplay, but scaled lighting quality really enhancing the closeups. Wouldn't surprise me to see the same thing next gen with cutscenes looking like that shot and gameplay looking more like the night scene with the torches.

Me likey.



If those Hellblade 2 trailer graphics are accurate to what we'll see during gameplay, and from an early 9th gen game no less, the jump from PS4/Xbone to PS5/XSX looks to be more impressive than the jump from PS3/360 to PS4/Xbone, at least to my eyes.



I didn't think there would be a direct this week, cos I'm a pessimistic dunce.

curl-6 said:

If those Hellblade 2 trailer graphics are accurate to what we'll see during gameplay, and from an early 9th gen game no less, the jump from PS4/Xbone to PS5/XSX looks to be more impressive than the jump from PS3/360 to PS4/Xbone, at least to my eyes.

I think the issue we had last gen was that PC games were looking generationally ahead YEARS before the 8th gen consoles launched, so it felt like there wasn't a big jump when consoles caught up, when there technically was.

Seems that window will be a bit shorter this time around so the jump will feel more impressive and immediate.



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curl-6 said:

If those Hellblade 2 trailer graphics are accurate to what we'll see during gameplay, and from an early 9th gen game no less, the jump from PS4/Xbone to PS5/XSX looks to be more impressive than the jump from PS3/360 to PS4/Xbone, at least to my eyes.

PS4 and Xbox One were quite underpowered from launch compared to PCs, while the 360 and PS3 were a more higher end with what was available at the time. It looks like Microsoft and Sony are going with higher end specs once again. 



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