More Reviews
REVIEWS Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chy Review
Oh no, it's a sensitive adventure game featuring a teenage female protagonist. Will everyone freak out?!

Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma Preview
I wish I could claim some mastery over this topsy-turvy classic starring elf boy who saves princess. Predictable, right?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES Developer Spotlight: Dontnod Entertainment
The developer for Remember Me is quietly becoming a force on the indie scene.

PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

GAMING NEWS

Naughty Dog Pushes For One Million Polygons

Posted on Friday, January 20 @ 20:13:07 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack


If you were to step back in time about 10-20 years, one thing you would notice is that gamers loved talking about bits and polygons. The two metrics were a numerical way to judge the horsepower of a gaming platform, but that has gone the way of the dinosaur now that processes are much more complex. However, Naughty Dog might be bringing big numbers back in style by not just doubling, but 
quadragintupling (yes, that's the word for 40x) the amount of polygons used on character models.

Naughty Dog's career page currently shows an availability for a character artist, but it isn't the fact that there's a job opening that makes it interesting, but rather what the details listed say. Under the responsibilities section of the recruitment entry it states:
This digital sculptor will be responsible for making million poly models game ready, and support highest-res characters for renderings.
In contrast, a gorgeous game like God of War 3 uses 20,000 polygons for its Kratos model, while Killzone 3's high-resolution Sev uses 16,500 total polygons. That's a substantial difference, and one that is likely impossible on current generation consoles or handhelds. Given Naughty Dog's exclusivity to PlayStation, it's pretty clear that a successor to the PlayStation 3 would be called for to make rendering over a million polygons possible.

So the game will likely be gorgeous, but the second question beckoned is what the game will be. Naughty Dog have stated that outside of their upcoming The Last of Us release this year there's another game being worked on by a second division of the growing studio. Uncharted 4 is certainly a possibility, but if they're working on a game for the next generation, it's unlikely since they have a history of using a new IP for each new PlayStation console. Let the rumors commence.

[Source]


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus