Epic likens next-gen graphics leap to Batman evolution

by Gaetano 'Xbot' Prestia Featured 7 Comments 14 Votes 3566 Views 10/08/2012 Back to News

The leap in graphics from current to next-gen visuals will be like going from "Batman shows of the 60s to...[the] Dark Knight", according to Epic Games VP, Mark Rein.

Mr Rein believes audience tastes evolve quickly as technology improves, demanding constantly-improving graphical prowess.

"Humans evolve very slowly," began Mr Rein, "but their tastes evolve at exponentially faster rates. This is true for pretty much all forms of entertainment and media."

He drew on the evolution of the Batman character to paint a familiar picture of graphical leaps, saying it's just as hard to look back on the Batman series of the 60s as it is to look back on old video games.

"During my own brief lifetime thus far I've gone from watching the Adam West Batman shows of the 60s to watching Christian Bale's Dark Knight today.

"It's hard to go back to watch the older series, and people generally don't."

As new technologies become commodities in society, Mr Rein explained, "expectations evolve".

"Think of what mobile games looked like before the iPhone came out, and that was only five years ago."

What do you think of his remarks? Would you like to see a big leap in graphical capabilities with the next-generation of consoles?

Source: X360 Magazine

By Gaetano Prestia

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I would like to see a big leap. I'd be lying if I said that gameplay was all that mattered to me. Admittedly, Wii games just didn't look that good for me, and I've waited far too long to play Super Mario in HD.
Apart from cut scenes but i just cant see game play graphics improving that much to liken the jump comparable to batman of the 60's and today's batman

call me a skeptic but ill believe it when i see it.
Well I'm no tech-head but I can't see such a dramatic change from this gen to the next in terms of that Batman comparison.
Yea this dude is just a graphics head,. Okay iv known some very hot ladies, Phisically, but when you eventually speak to them there the most backward humans i'v met. My point being, and just as hisotry has proven us many times over. Don't judge a book by its cover and dont assume somethings bad cus it doesn't follow what you have come to expect as standard. does that not mean you the individual are at fault and not the product??? hmmmm just a thought.photo realistic graphics well always look sleek and sexy. But does not mean you well enjoy the game, or that the game well be great. It's very sad that this industry after so many years, some of the consumers, cough, cough (HARDCORE-GMR) lol Are still so stupid when it comes to this subject, and still so so so shallow missing out on exceptional and great entertaining experience's because of thier subliminal Arrogance. Well thier loss.
bale batman is the worst batman

adam west batman is the best batman

therefore the best games have adam west in them

sjt333 said: bale batman is the worst batman
adam west batman is the best batman
therefore the best games have adam west in them


Bale worse than Clooney!!!! ;O

sjt333 said: bale batman is the worst batman
adam west batman is the best batman
therefore the best games have adam west in them


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