New Ratchet Will Deliver Toy Story 2 Visuals For Gaming
Remember when it was rumored that the PS2 would be able to produce "Toy Story 2"-quality CGI visuals? Well, that didn't exactly come to fruition (hey, they also said the Xbox would have "no loading times"), but perhaps we've finally arrived at that point.
The upcoming Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time will be another beautiful production in the critically acclaimed franchise, and according to GameZine, Sony and Insomniac recently performed the comparison: A Crack in Time vs. "Toy Story 2," and yep, it appears as if the decade-old rumor has finally come true. This freshly polished engine for the new series entry will make everything appear more real than ever, and it's amazing how good both the cut-scenes and gameplay will look. Here's a comparison picture so you can judge for yourselves; Sony and Inomniac released it and it's indicative of what we can expect from the in-game cut-scenes. There are a bunch more screenshots available through the link above, and it only reinforces the point that A Crack in Time will be a visual feast for the eyes. No, we may not be able to recreate the latest computer-generated animation in movies in regards to gameplay visuals, but we may not be too far from that goal... And remember, this is all in an effort to show just how far the industry has come in a few short years.
Perhaps it's unfair to use an old animated movie in such a comparison but gaming has really only been a mainstream entertainment medium for about 30 years...how long have movies been around again?
Related Game(s): Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
7/23/2009 Ben Dutka