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Halo Anniversary Dev – Xbox 720 Will Do Phenomenal Things

Posted on October 13, 2011 AT 09:28am

THE BUZZ: Matthew Karch, CEO of Halo Anniversary Developer Saber Interactive, has been sharing his thoughts on what the next generation of consoles will be capable of.

Karch believes that the next generation of consoles will greatly benefit games with improved physics, crowd control and AI behavior: “The next-generation of consoles will do great things. We’re limited in what we can do right now in terms of games and that comes primarily from the power of the processors,” he said. “New consoles will do phenomenal things with physics; I know the guys at Havoc are just chomping at the bit. There are limits, for visual limitations there’s texture memory, but games haven’t progressed that far over the last decade. Not that game’s aren’t really good, but the best way I can show that is playing Halo Anniversary.”

“I think the next generation of consoles are going to enable different types of experiences. If you can generate real dynamic crowds doing real things, you can’t do that on the current generation of consoles. If you can have liquid simulations and better cloth simulations, and instead of rigid body animations have soft body dynamics, flexible joints… think about the type of gameplay that could be created with technology as an enabler,” he added. “New consoles are going to be awesome for that; they’re going to be to enable you to do new things in terms of design, and if you can do them in smaller chunks great.”

EGM’s TAKE: We’re hoping the next generation of consoles will include beer coolers and Foreman grills, so we don’t have to pause and leave the room for meals.

What would you like to see from the next generation of consoles? Leave your thoughts below.


Source: CVG

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