Star Wars 1313 dev: Graphics will be ‘indistinguishable from reality’ in ten years

Kim Libreri makes prediction for the future of video game graphics

Visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light Magic Kim Libreri has predicted that in ten years graphics will be ‘indistinguishable from reality.’

Star Wars 1313 ScreenshotIn a video interview, ILM’s Kim Libreri discusses how video game graphics have evolved, and where they are headed in the future.

ILM is working with LucasArts on the upcoming Star Wars 1313, and while photo-realism has not been reached, the aim is to create a game with a high-level cinema aesthetic, using motion capture and strong vocal work.
Libreri commented on the current state of computer graphics, saying “the way its going, it’s gonna be pretty hard to tell the difference between something that is interactive and rendered in real-time, and something that was done for an animated TV show, or even a live action thing.”
Libreri says that today “we’re matching the quality of an animated movie seven or eight years ago, and another ten years from now, it’s just going to be indistinguishable from reality.”
You can watch the video interview, along with some gameplay footage below.