When it comes to great graphics and the level of detail that’s acquired digitally for motion pictures even at the CG level, there are reasons why the bottleneck is still going to have us a few years behind the curve when it comes to digitally enhanced computer gaming graphics. Namely it’s still about the power a machine has to render on the fly.
There is a certain belief that the next generation of consoles, particularly the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4, are going to have enough horsepower to drive a movie like Avatar. If not Avatar, then something that looks almost as good as that.
A recent article on Cinemablend quotes Chris Doran, the co-founder of Geometrics, a middleware company currently developing technology for the next generation of consoles, as saying that new consoles like the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will offer graphics comparable to the James Cameron movie.
Why is this not the case? Check out the full story at GameRanx!