tbh gaming should just give up on detailed graphics if we ever wanna do anything about pollution and climate change and stuff. if your game makes me buy new hardware, you messed up.
Gaming should take a page out of the demoscene's book.
Making the most of what you already have.
Exceptions could be made if some truly revolutionary tech comes along though (like real-time raytracing, which, if works well enough, just excludes all the other graphics tricks, and gives objectively better results as a head-on simulation of a physical process always would)
@hirojin well, I wonder.
Paired with some machine learning tricks, I imagine something really, really trippy and crazy.
(Although I'd prefer quantum computing to become A Thing long after everybody switches to elliptic curve encryption algorithms. This seems vaguely fucking important, doesn't it)
@grainloom spoiler, they don't care. The big companies might throw hypocritical stuff like ecological measures in their office living spaces but the core of their product race is to create "experiences" that use more and more energy expensive hardware.
The AAA dev is royally fscked around that...
@grainloom but that would go in the opposite direction of modern DRM which needs ultra high resolutions to get even near to the mininmum of 100gb for it to work
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