Epic Games: We can still get more out of Xbox 360 hardware

While Microsoft still isn't saying anything official about its plans to launch a successor to the current Xbox 360 console, most of the rumors claim that it will be revealed in the very near future, with a launch later this fall. If that happens, what will become of the current Xbox 360 in terms of new games?

Epic Games certainly might know something about the capabilities of the Xbox 360 in terms of graphics. Its released quite a few games for the console over the past several years, including the Gears of War series. The latest game, "Gear of War: Judgement," will be released on March 19.

In a new chat with the OXM website, Jim Brown, Epic's lead level designer, stated that when the first Gears of War game came out in 2006, many people thought that the game was already hitting the limits of the console's graphics hardware. Epic has finished three other games in the series since then and, according to Brown, "every single time we've been able to step it up and find some corner of the 360 that no one was aware of and more areas for us to push."

People Can Fly, an Epic subsidiary, co-developed "Gears of War: Judgement" with Epic's main studio. Its art director, Waylon Brinck, says the game has "way more enemies, way more particles" than previous games in the franchise, along with some new and more dynamic lighting effects. He also said that the team could add even more visuals in the future with the current Xbox 360, adding, "Yeah, there'll always be something more we can figure out, do better."

Source: OXM | Image via Epic Games

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