2017 seems to be a benchmark year for video game graphics.
This year is full of amazing game releases and there are plenty we haven’t even seen yet like the next Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and so on. Nonetheless, what we have seen looks fairly jaw-dropping regardless of your stance on video game “graphics”. Take a gander at 15 of the most graphically intensive games out in 2017 and tell us what you think is the most gorgeous.
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Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Episode 1
One of the biggest reasons people wonder about Star Citizen, particularly its single-player campaign Squadron 42, is because of how drop-dead gorgeous it looks. Squadron 42 further adds to that with its realistic lighting, stunning facial animation, stellar model work and painstaking attention to detail courtesy of the Amazon Lumberyard engine (based off of CryEngine, which the game was originally running on). If you could point to any one reason why development seems to be taking so long, then the visuals should provide a clue if the massive scale already hasn’t.