Why next-gen consoles need next-gen faces

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The graphical capabilities of consoles have reached unprecedented levels of detail. The days of pixelated environments and two-dimensional characters feel like a distant memory as we come closer to truly lifelike, virtual recreations.

In fact, for many genres, graphical fidelity is as important as gameplay mechanics — as shown by the intense battle between the Sony and Microsoft consoles both claiming to be the most powerful.

But the reality is, as game engines improve, it’s the finer details — such as character emotions portrayed by in-game animation — that will become the most distinctive features, especially with narrative-driven experiences

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