PS5 And Next Xbox: Next-Gen Hardware Will Make For More Realistic Facial Models, Says Epic Games

Next-gen gaming hardware will finally crush this age old problem, says Epic.

Posted By | On 21st, Jul. 2018

Siren

The uncanny valley, for the unfamiliar, is that weird feeling you get when you look at something that almost looks like a person, but it isn’t quite right and inspires repulsion as a result. You may have felt it looking at screenshots of Detroit: Become Human. While with current hardware, it’s nearly impossible to cross that gap while maintaining a playable state, Epic Games CTO believes that we will soon be able to overcome this limitation.

Speaking with Gamesbeat, Kim Libreri discussed the hurdles that come with the uncanny valley in a rather frank manner, saying that while current GPUs within systems just can’t do everything to the right level, next generation will have no problems. “It’s going to end up being not about your technical expertise to make these things,” he said. “That technique will become ubiquitous over time. It’s got to be about telling an awesome story where people will want to watch that face get involved and do interesting things.”

The subject came about due to a question regarding the impressive Siren demo that Epic shared with attendants of the Game Developers Conference 2018. The new Siren technology that is now shipping with Unreal Engine 4.20 includes new skin shaders and facial animation techniques to bring up the quality of models in games using Unreal Engine. The new update to the Unreal Engine also means great things for weaker hardware such as Nintendo Switch.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

"To put it clearly and unequivocally, our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and ac...

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports currently boasts a collective audience of 230 million players, but is looking to more than double th...

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is adding Kulve Taroth as a co-op quest exclusive monster in its upcom...

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Trailer Highlights Accolades

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Trailer Highlights Accolades

New trailer highlights the action and comedy of Nippon Ichi's latest. It's available now in North America and ...

GRID Legends Will Feature an Evolved Nemesis System

GRID Legends Will Feature an Evolved Nemesis System

New details on Boost and Elimination, the former focused on Electric cars and the latter being a vehicle survi...

Monster Hunter Rise x Okami Collab Coming July 30th, Adds New Palamute Layered Armor

Monster Hunter Rise x Okami Collab Coming July 30th, Adds New Palamute Layered Armor

The beloved Amaterasu makes her way to the action RPG, complete with two weapons. Players can also net a Celes...