Premiering live today at the 2012 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, PlanetSide 2‘s ‘Death is No Excuse’ CGI trailer takes the spirit of Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming massively multiplayer online first-person shooter and dresses it up in a fancy coat of blood-splattered CGI. If only the game were so pretty.
That’s not saying PlanetSide 2 isn’t pretty. It’s as lovely as a game of its ilk can possibly be while still conforming to the laws of not-requiring-a-computer-from-the-future.
Whenever I see an elaborate CGI production like this it just reassures me that there’s still plenty of room for video game graphics to improve before we get to the awkward photo-realistic phase. Hopefully I’ll be dead by then.