Yamauchi Talks GT5 Visuals: "Better Than Reality"
Gran Turismo has always reset the bar when it comes to sparkling visuals in any given generation, and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi insures us Polyphony will do it again with the fifth entry.
According to a recent NowGamer interview, Yamauchi claims that GT5 doesn't just look great...it actually looks "better than reality." We've already seen just how amazing video game graphics can be after playing through the masterpiece that is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but there are always bigger and better things just around the corner in this industry, right? Said Yamauchi:
"'Better than reality' – yeah, that's one way of putting it. In a way, it's kind of a given that it's going to look better than reality. The thing about reality is that the criteria for looking "real" are actually a lot stricter and volatile than you'd expect. The way the sun shines, reflects off something, the way it lights scenery – we seldom have the opportunity to see what we consider "reality" under the best and most aesthetically pleasing conditions."
Yamauchi goes on to say there's a distinct difference between "best conditions" in a video game and reality; he gives us the example of the sun shining down at a perfect angle when the race is on television, but you can recreate that all you want in the game. It's an interesting way to look at it, really. But all we really care about is that entirely overhauled physics engine and the overall intricacy and depth of GT5. ...well, we do care about the visuals, but we already know they're going to be sparkling and pretty. Yamauchi and Co. will certainly impress us.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
10/8/2009 12:21:37 PM Ben Dutka