Using game developer Epic Games’ latest Unreal Engine 4, the experience is exactly what gamers have been begging for – eye-candy graphics that are so realistic it’s nearly impossible in recognizing the difference between a real Paris home.
“I attempt to bring to my works such care and image composition as I have developed through my productions under Mental Ray®, the goal being to immerse the spectator or player in a given atmosphere and emotion.” – Dereau Benoît
If there’s anything that I could critique about Unreal Paris, it would have to be its mirrors. Once the player makes its way into the bathroom – a room that is just absolute eye-candy in itself – you almost immediately notice how blurry the mirror reflects the entire room. In the real world, if I had a mirror that so poorly reflected myself, I wouldn’t bother purchasing it. Other than that, however, there’s nothing of the tutorial that doesn’t impress me.
Soon the graphics engine used to develop Unreal Paris will be used for all video games – both console and PC alike – for everyone to enjoy. In fact, the integration with virtual reality and motion-gesture gaming will equally compliment the realism by providing with each game 100% full immersion. By that time, how you define what is “real” will become a challenge. The experience will be in parallel with that of the holodecks from Star Trek, where, in a small room, a whole new world filled with adventure and thrills envelops in just seconds. I’m especially excited for future horror games!