Photorealism in 10 years? Strauss Zelnick, boss of Take-Two Interactive, believes it. On the strength of the evolution of video games over the past decade, he believes that the next few years hold great surprises for gamers around the world. According to him, the possibilities offered by future technological advances will allow the media to exceed graphic limits, but also in terms of gameplay.
The dream of many gamers may well be closer than you think. In any case, that’s what esteem Strauss Zelnick, boss of Take-Two Interactive, which owns among others the Rockstar studio (GTA, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire). At the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference, he spoke about the future of video games and in particular the technological advances that await it. For him, it is not impossible that the medium offers photorealistic graphics in the Next 10 years.
“I imagine the industry will be very different in 10 years, just as it is very different today than it was 10 years ago” he said, referring in particular to the microtransactions and mobile games. Through constant innovation and a growing community, the next 30 to 40 years will be “The most exciting so far”, according to Zelnick, who explained that “Technology will allow creatives to achieve things that have been impossible until now, including games that will look exactly like the real thing.”
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Strauss Zelnick is very optimistic about the future of video games
Without giving a precise date or examples of innovations allowing this progress, which seems very difficult at this stage anyway, the boss of Take-Two Interaction did not hide his enthusiasm for the future of the video game. “Some of the things that we’re doing right now look like photorealism, but it’s still animation. In 10 years, we will be able to create completely realistic things just with a computer. ”
Zelnick believes that new production methods and emerging gameplay ideas “Without counting other technological advances” promise the video game landscape many good years ahead. “All of these things lead me to think that our industry will experience […] big changes that will give a lot of opportunities ”. It would seem in any case that the manufacturers are ready, Sony is already preparing a Pro version of the PS5 with two graphics cards.