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Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, has stated his belief that videogames will achieve photo realistic visuals within the next 10-15 years, suggesting games are "only a factor of a thousand off" from accomplishing such a milestone.
"We're only about a factor of a thousand off from achieving all that in real-time without sacrifices," Sweeney told Gamasutra. "So we'll certainly see that happen in our lifetimes; it's just a result of Moore's Law. Probably 10-15 years for that stuff, which isn't far at all."
Elaborating, Sweeney described graphical realism being comprised of "completely realistic lighting with real-time radiosity, perfectly anti-aliased graphics, and movie-quality static scenes and motion."
While the above comes down to raw computing power, he noted the most significant challenges lies in being able to simulate the intricacies of realistic human behaviour and intelligence:
"A state-of-the-art game like the latest Half-Life expansion from Valve, Gears of War, or Bungie's stuff is extraordinarily unrealistic compared to a human actor in a human movie, just because of the really fine nuances of human behavior," he said.
"We simulate character facial animation using tens of bones and facial controls, but in the body, you have thousands. It turns out we've evolved to recognise those things with extraordinary detail, so we're far short of being able to simulate that."
Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/e ... 0-15-years (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/epic-founder-expects-photo-realism-in-10-15-years)