Epic Games’ lead designer Cliff Blezsinzki has never been the kind of guy to keep quiet about what he wants, and recently he’s been on a sharing-spree. What has he been sharing, you ask? Only what he’d like the Xbox 720 to be capable of. Thinks like real-time avatars, amongst other things.
“I’m sorry, do you think graphics are good enough? No they’re not!” Blezsinzki told OXM. “The Xbox 360 is great, we’ve pushed it further than we ever have with Gears of War 3, but I want Avatar in real-time and beyond, I want fully realistic CG, and are we there? Absolutely not. I think there’s absolutely room for improvement.
Do graphics make gameplay? No. But when I fire up my projector back at my house, put Avatar on – it still makes your jaw drop, it’s like a giant portal to another planet. I think we still have a long way to go before we get there, and I want us to get there.”
Blezsinski didn’t stop there, he also said that those who understand online the best will succeed in the next generation of consoles. Those who don’t, however, according to him, are “done”.
Between my personal and my professional life, I’m just addicted to what other people are saying all the time. It’s not fading for me, it’s not like MySpace. I find out about celebrity deaths immediately from other people now. And then you get the CNN news alert a day later: ‘Oh apparently that actress died, which we found out about yesterday.’ We’re in this world of churn, and those who understand online the best will know how to succeed, and those who don’t are just done.”
Rumors have been all around the internet concerning the next generation Xbox. However nothing’s been confirmed.