50 months ago
Games over just the past couple years have gotten extremely advanced and they are getting more and more real looking. But you can still tell when it's not real. There are some screenshots that look real and quickly glancing at some gameplay sometimes looks real but actually playing you know it's a game.
What do you think is missing to make a game look like you were holding up a video camera recording real life?
I think it's lighting, shadows, and focus. A game has to have pretty much everything in focus cause it's not sure where your eyes are looking and I know lighting and shadows can really work a GPU.
I saw a video on youtube about a company working on animating faces with extreme skin detail and I honestly wasn't sure if it was animated or recorded. (I can't find the video atm). I also watched a short making of the Ethan Carter short game and they took tons of pictures and scans of rocks and trees at different times of the day to get the game lighting look as real as possible.
We have GPU's now that can render 4k gaming so I think texture and model resolutions are where we need them to be.