Epic's Tim Sweeney predicts photo-realistic graphics within 10 years


May 4, 2013

Epic founder and programming legend Tim Sweeney has predicted that we'll see photo-realistic graphics within the next 10 years.

Sweeney, who co-created the Unreal game engine, told an audience at the Develop Conference this morning that within that time frame we'll see visuals that are "indistinguishable from reality".

"It's continuing to improve at Moore's Law rate," he said. "Things are going to get really interesting. We'll be able to render environments that are absolutely photo-realistic within the next 10 years, like indistinguishable from reality level of graphics."

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