‘Uncharted 4 Will Look As Good As A Film’
Naughty Dog’s lead character artist Frank Tzeng has compared the quality of Uncharted 4’s character models to that of a film, saying that their Drake could easily function as a digital double in an Uncharted film.
“Game quality is really close to film right now, looking at the stuff we do at Naughty Dog,” said Tzeng in an interview with CG Master Academy. “This character can easily be a digital double in a film. Based on the quality, the detail, the blend shape, the colour, everything that we put on the character this is basically a film character to me. So to me, videos games are getting really close to film quality, and this is exactly what I wanted to do.”
Tzeng explained that the the PS4 is allowing developers to get ever close to film quality.
“As we have more powerful consoles coming out, so right now we have PS4, it’s definitely more powerful than PS3 and that enables to put more polygons, you know, using more high-res maps and get more resolutions in a game, making more expressions making more blend shapes and wrinkle maps,” Tzeng said.
“All of this is getting us one step closer to the film quality that we wanted for the game industry and I think in a few years we can get there.”
You can hear the full interview below: