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Graphics Will Be ‘Indistinguishable from Reality’ Within 10 Years, Says Epic CEO

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Posted on July 11, 2013 AT 03:14pm

According to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, videogame graphics will be “indistinguishable from reality” within 10 years, GamesIndustry International reports.

The Epic Games exec made this bold claim while speaking at the Develop conference earlier today. But the level of realism Sweeney is referring to only refers to only pertains to appearance. Even after the graphics barrier has been broken, issues concerning AI behavior and character animation will still remain.

“That just moves the challenge of graphics to the problems we don’t know how to solve. Like simulating human intelligence, animation, speech, lip-synching,” Sweeney said. “There are still a lot of areas that will require ongoing research for probably the rest of our lives before we come close to approaching reality.”

Epic Games is a mainstay in the development and execution of videogame graphics. The Unreal Engine is one of the most popular and versatile engines in the industry, and Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 is set to be a cornerstone of next-gen experiences on PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: GamesIndustry International

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