Heading into this generation, we heard from a number of developers who said we shouldn't expect a huge graphical leap.
In other words, if you were anticipating a big jump in graphics between PS3 and PS4 and Xbox 360 and Xbox One, game makers warned that you might be disappointed.
And while everyone is shrieking "graphics don't matter!" (a more irrational comment has never been uttered), we all know that of course, they do matter, even if they always take a back seat to gameplay. The question is, would you say the graphics you've seen thus far this generation have lived up to expectations? And how would you compare this jump to previous generational leaps? For example, I don't think the improvement is anywhere near as big as it was between the PS1 and PS2 eras, right?
We've seen glimpses of absolute visual brilliance. Driveclub is pretty amazing and games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Order: 1886 obviously couldn't have been done in the previous generation. But have we really seen everything these new consoles can do? How much further can developers push this hardware? They've said it's easier to work with right out of the gate, so does that mean we won't see a dramatic graphical improvement over the years?
Maybe we have to wait for titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Horizon: Zero Dawn before we can say, "yep, that's beautiful 'next-gen' graphics right there." What do you think?