Has anyone else seen the previews (by EA) of what they say is their next generation (Xbox 2 and Playstation 3) football game?
Also I think in PSM - they said the next playstation will make games look incredibly realistic, it will blow everything away.
From what I read, these shots have been proven to be doctored or 'drawn based on possibilities' and nothing more.
What will the next gen games look like? Personally, you won't see a giant increase in graphics at all.
Why? Take a game that looks the absolute best in your mind. What can be done to that to make it look better?
More polygons? The average person is still using a normal TV set, limited to 320x240 resolution. They won't see it.
Farther draw distance/no more fog? Whoopie.
Bigger/better textures all the time? See above.
Better framerate? Personally, I see all next-gen games being locked at 60fps all the time.
Anti-Aliasing? The low resolution and very high dot pitch of your TV set makes this nearly pointless. It'll be done, but you'll only see the effect on games that don't do it.
The main reason that PCs will look so much better (for the devs who do the hard work, anyway), is the resolution of your monitor. Your average game is played at 1024x768 or higher resolution.
Your TV set? 320x240 is what it truly displays at. At Progressive Scan (480p), your TV set is now 320x480.
720i is 720x480 resolution and 1080i is 1080x480.
But, who really owns a 720i or 1080i TV set? A very, very, small number of people. Yeah, quite a few games will support this resolution next generation (if I had to make a guess), but how many people will actually see it?
There's your food for thought. Please correct me if I'm wrong on some of the technical details though.