Naughty Dog: Uncharted 3 Graphics Improvement Is “A Narrower Jump” Over Predecessor
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception director Justin Richmond recently told SPOnG that the graphics gap between this year’s outing and Uncharted 2 will be a lot more narrower than it was two years ago, with optimisations now being the means to improvement.
Richmond said the game wasn’t an “an incremental update – we did change lots and lots of things – but graphically speaking, it’s not going to have the same gap” compared to the first two games.
“Uncharted 2 to 3 is still a jump, but its a narrower jump. And going forward, it depends on what we do. There are always ways to improve stuff, always ways we can pull out more stops… like changing optimisations, changing streaming animations, getting more polygons on screen, progressive mesh,” Richmond added.
“But I don’t think you’ll ever see that same jump again, at least on a PlayStation 3. There was just so much power left over in the PS3 when we made Uncharted 1, that we figured out how to use and really took it to town when developing Uncharted 2.”
Uncharted 3 releases on November 2 in Europe and South Africa, exclusively PlayStation 3.