The Original Doom came out allmost 10 years ago. Looking back at it, It's hard to belive that video games have advanced THAT much in only one decade. I cant imagen what the video games will look like in another 10 years, What about in 20 years. Will we be playing Doom 5 in our HEADS? Will a gaming console just be a computer chip in our brain? Can you imagen being able to feel the heat of an imp's fire ball as it flys by your head, or actually feel like your pulling the trigger on your plasma rifle? I guess that kinda far-fetched, but there will there ever be a point where video game CANT get any more advanced?
well look back 10 years before doom to the first 3D games, there was just as much advancement there, going from 2mhz CPUs to 90mhz in PCs.
PC games will never look real until we can use totally unique textures on walls and objects with no repeating patterns. Which in a game like Doom3 or Half-Life2 would require atleast a few Gb of texture memory, and more bandiwidth to the card.
Lighting also needs to be calculated in real time, all the lighting methods used in current games are ways to look like real life lighting, but they don't work the same way real life lighting works... when they do, levels will look much more realistic.
We'll still be playing on monitors with gaming devices like mice and keyboards in 10 years, it will be along time before we have devices to interact with the other senses.
I definitely admire your thinking, Omancer, and I understand where you are coming from :nodding: Not too far into the future, we may well indeed be playing computer games in a highly-advanced, 'neural' reality if you will, where we actually feel the environment and it's activities in our heads to the point where we feel that we are actually interacting with it physically, not just by the means of a keyboard/mouse or other input device. And the way that technology is advancing these days, I see a high probability for such, or something very close to it, being developed within the next 10 to 20 years at most.
If the Doom series continues until then, I'll die of heart attack.. I just can't see more of those monsters >_
I'm a bit condused...is that a compliment or a slam toward the Doom franchise? :Puzzled:
I am thinking that its because the monsters are so scary. If there were devices that will clip into our brain or w/e I would happy. I mean Feel like you are on mars No need for a HUD anymore. I mean just think of it. Feeling the scratchs of an Imp. Feeling the bites of the numerous trites. Feeling the Cacodemons lightning ball. Actually being cut by the chainsaw zombie. And plus what videocard could ever be better then a brain?
OompaAnd plus what videocard could ever be better then a brain?
THAT is a good one, Oompa :lol:, and quite right as it is.
It might be possible to feel attacks over select regions of one's body if there were a gadget that would send little electric shocks to which ever region you were hit in. And, parallel with that, something could potentially incease/decrease the temperature levels in the player's vicinity when they were to teleport to Hell or to enter a freezer or a meatlocker, as a few examples. Such would change the face of computer gaming completely, would it not? :naughty:
Yeah, be would it be fun anymore? I think it would be so real, it's just no plain fun anymore...
There is a new Wolfenstein game every ten years so expect another one in 2012.
Party_PooperYeah, be would it be fun anymore? I think it would be so real, it's just no plain fun anymore...
Yea it will! I mean whats more fun then pokeing a needle into your brain stim and playing some Doom24?