Dead Space 2: "People Are Going To Be Blown Away"
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is undoubtedly a "measuring-stick game," in that developers for future projects will aim for that level of quality.
Said designers will also drop in the name of Naughty Dog's impressive achievement in order to gain attention for their particular title. Enter Visceral, the team currently working on Dead Space 2; the game's executive producer, Steve Papoutsis, recently spoke to Edge about the technical aspects. He's pretty confident that gamers will be "blown away" by the super high production values in this hotly anticipated sequel, and he makes no bones about it: Uncharted 2 is fantastic, and EA is well aware of the amount of time and effort required to produce something equally amazing. Said Papoutsis:
"Uncharted is a beautiful, completely awesome game. I think it [Dead Space 2] is going to stack up very favourably. We were very proud of what we accomplished on the first game. Obviously we go back to it quite often to look at what we did and when we compare the two, the advancements the team has been able to make from a visual perspective are unbelievable. It really looks phenomenal and it's a major step up from the previous game visually.
The art team has done an amazing job, along with the engineers and everyone else that's contributing to creating the game and the engine, which we've continued to evolve and modify. They've really stepped their game up and I think people are going to be blown away by what they've been able to achieve."
That sounds very encouraging, and don't be so quick to dismiss his comments. As the years pass, the technology continues to get better, and developers continue to find new ways to take advantage of the available hardware. Of course, Naughty Dog has often said Uncharted 2 simply wouldn't work on the Xbox 360 and Dead Space 2 will have to, so... But either way, we can't wait to see Dead Space 2, which is slated to freak us all out in the first quarter next year.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 2
5/18/2010 10:32:09 AM Ben Dutka