AMD: Xbox 720 graphics will look like Avatar
Daniel Landis, Game News Examiner
July 16, 2011
Technology company AMD, who supplied the graphics hardware for the
Xbox 360, claims that the next Xbox will be capable of the level of
graphical detail seen in James Cameron's movie Avatar. Even on PC,
that kind of technology just isn't here yet, but AMD claims the Xbox
720 will launch with it.
While AMD would not confirm they were actually working on the 360's
successor, director of ISV relationships at AMD, Neal Robison, stated
that gamers have a lot to excited about.
Robison also mentioned that the A.I. and physics capabilities of the
next-gen hardware will allow for every pedestrian in a game such as
Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row to have a totally individual mentality,
meaning when you shoot a gun or run someone over they don't all just
do the same thing. There will be no more mob mentality, where
everyone just screams and runs away; every NPC will actually be an
Source: August issue of OXM (U.S.)
I do not for one second believe that. I recall Seamus Blackley said the original Xbox would provide graphics like Toy Story.
"One of the basic premises of the Xbox is to put the power in the hands of the artist," Blackley said, which is why Xbox developers "are achieving a level of visual detail you really get in 'Toy Story.'"
10 years later we're still not even there [at Toy Story level] with high-end PC cards that have 10x-20x the graphics performance of current-gen Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 consoles. So there is no possible way that Xbox3 or PS4 will possibly get close to Avatar graphics. Maybe try thinking, perhaps, 3 more console generations from now with the Xbox5 around 2025-2030, LOL.