So you thought your Xbox 360 still has plenty of power for future games? Wrong !
Sledgehammer Games, the team that is developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in collaboration with Infinity Ward, creators of the two previous installments and the series, said they think the power of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is almost to the max limit, and there will be few games that offer better graphics than those achieved in leading games this year.
Speaking to the average American IndustryGamers, Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer, said: “We are definitely in the final stages of the development cycle,” and that “good studios have reached the maximum output of power of the consoles “. According Condrey, developers are squeezing the most out of the consoles processors, attempting to optimize the code for the game to save hundredths, even thousandths of a second of processing time.
Condrey recognizes that each year the graphics get better, and the next version will also improve, but the leap in visual quality is not as important as in the early years of the consoles. “Innovation that best suits the game will improve again next year. But how much will depend on how well the optimizations developed solutions more complicated.”
The Executive acknowledges that he is enjoying the last few years of development in the current generation of consoles, since although the graphics power of consoles has almost been squeezed to the max, now developers have to think about what really innovate ways they can offer in their offer games. “It will take less time thinking about ‘how’, and spend more on the ‘what’.”
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