Gaming graphics have come a long way over the past decade. These changes, however, are often difficult to appreciate as they happen slowly over the span of several years. Sometimes it's good to take a look back and see where we were not all that long ago.
Over the weekend, I stumbled across a really cool video showcasing the progression of graphics over the years - a mashup that compares all five Forza Motorsport games across three generations of the Xbox in real-time.
The clip's author, Jorge Martinez, uses one of the most iconic tracks in the world - Nurburgring Nordschleife - as the backdrop. He starts will a full lap around the track, morphing between each Forza release every 15 seconds. Next, we are treated with a cockpit comparison of the three latest games and finally, Forza 1 is compared against Forza 5 side-by-side.
In addition to the graphical improvements, we get to see just how far the game has come in terms of accurately recreating sound effects given off by cars as well as the environment. Impressive stuff!
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