You can see the difference between the recently unveiled Ubisoft open-world game Watch Dogs, and say GTA 4 in terms of visuals. It’s indisputable that the former blows it away easily, but there’s more when it comes to how the graphics tech can evolve.
Industrial Light & Magic’s Kim Libreri has mentioned that graphics will become virtually indistinguishable to reality in 10 years. Of course, he is working on Star Wars 1313 which captured a lot of attention during E3.
“It’s an interesting time because with modern computer graphics hardware. The way its going, it’s gonna be pretty hard to tell the difference between something that is interactive and rendered in real-time, and something that was done for an animated TV show, or even a live action thing,” he said in an interview, via VG247.
“We’re getting to the point right now [with real-time rendered graphics] where we’re matching the quality of an animated movie seven or eight years ago, and another ten years from now, it’s just going to be indistinguishable from reality.”