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Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development

Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.

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Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.

Perhaps the most important change in the next-gen is the switch to familiar x86 architecture, used in most modern Intel and AMD-powered PCs. (PS4 is already confirmed to use an x86 chip, the next Xbox is rumored to follow.) "Compared to previous generations, we can get the most out of them really quickly because it's a known architecture," Decelles told Shacknews. "We don't have to learn that much to get good use of it. That's good because we'll have better games quicker."

Because next-gen uses familiar technology, Decelles believes that it won't take as long to get significant gains. "We're starting the master the PS3 just right now. It's been six or seven years, and I think we'll be able to master the new consoles, the new hardware, even quicker," he said.

So what can we expect from the next-gen? "Better graphics, for sure." But beyond that, Decelles is excited to see "greater worlds, richer worlds, with more diversity because you have more memory… More enemies, more AI, more physics, more complex gameplay, more of everything."

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 3, 2013 7:55 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development.

    Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.

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      April 3, 2013 8:03 AM

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      April 3, 2013 8:06 AM

      i have to say i'm excited for a 4 because 3 was a blast even having never played a prior game.

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        April 3, 2013 9:29 AM

        I'd say give Far Cry 1 a play, because that game was awesome, but I'm pretty sure the graphics would be painful at this point. Plus, it's not really that innovative anymore now that we have Crysis and Far Cry 3 being superior in every way.

        It did have some cool gunplay that you don't get in FC 2 or 3, though. As tired as I am of shooters having mutants that jump at you, they did add more variety to the game.

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          April 3, 2013 9:47 AM

          Far Cry 1 still looks great.

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            April 3, 2013 9:47 AM

            I also think it's a lot more fun than Far Cry 3.

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              April 3, 2013 10:18 AM

              Until the mutants come out and you have to make a mad dash across molten lava and rocket wielding fools at 360 degrees (That jump very high also). However, everything before that was A+

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                April 3, 2013 10:21 AM

                God I forgot how much that part sucked.

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                April 3, 2013 12:31 PM

                That was at the end of the game though. But I hated that part, too. I've been meaning to replay FC for a while.

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