Originally Posted by defdog99
Today's tvs should be able to downscale the 4k signal down to 1080p etc.
Should look pretty darn good too. Downscaling > upscaling.
Before we can say "4K" resolution games, I still like to see TRUE 1080p 60fps games. I don't want to see mixed some lower than 1080p textures mixed in the gameplay or random drop from 60fps to lower fps during heavy and very complex graphics on the screen. With PS4, upscaled graphics is no longer an excuse. But so many game developers are still unable to do it.
Next is using non-realtime or pre-recorded cutscenes. Just look at many of the PS4 game trailers. Still using non-realtime cutscenes. What bugs me is I still read some gamers are so impressived just looking at non-realtime cutscenes thinking that is how PS4 graphics supposed to be. The fact is if PS4 hardware is that powerful, first do all the cutscenes in realtime. Keep all the graphics at 60fps at all time. Every scene must be rendered in true 1080p. Until I see PS4 games can do all of the above, it's just "PS3.5" since you get some improvement only.
Next are more of a wish that I don't see any developers will do.
How about Pixar level of details? Like hair, real looking hair with thousands of individual hair that are all animated? Hollywood movie level details for CGI.
With 16X more RAM on PS4 and very powerful processors, I like to see the background objects more active when they far away on the camera. Right now, most graphics effects only occur at objects in the same area of your camera. All the objects far away from your camera feel like static images. If there are enemies very far away from your camera, they don't appear or fully animated. There is no more excuse for that now on PS4. But I don't think game developers will do it since there are just too much programming involved. Just see games like Beyond: Two Souls with level of details possible on PS3. Do you even think many PS4 games even going to reach that level of PS3? Only the marketing thinks so since they will say anything.
I just don't see the last two wishes happen on PS4 generation of games. It has nothing to do with if PS4 is hardware is capable but no developer can afford to spend that more work in doing them.