Originally Posted by suburbanguy
So you mean the fourth-gen Xbox around say perhaps 2020, not the upcoming one. Even by 2020+, which would be 10+ years after Avatar came out, it still might be too difficult to pull off in real-time. We still haven't reached Toy Story level graphics in realtime and that movie came out in the mid 1990s.
Yeah, you are right.
I'll point out it will be possible to have Raytracing without necessarily achieving ::insert name of favorite CGI movie here::
type graphics as Raytracing is just a part of the entire image. Still, you've got a good point: those type of graphics won't be available in the 2nd generation consoles either regardless if Raytracing is there or not.