As we jump into the new year. I thought it would be interesting to look at graphics quality over the past 20 years. It seems to me the jump from 1998 - 2008 was way, way greater as opposed to 2008 to 2018.
For example Unreal was the Graphics King in 1998 and it looked like this:
Compared to 10 years later we have Crysis the graphics king in 2007:
Even Far Cry 2 looked pretty good (although not as good as Crysis) 10 years after Unreal came out in 2008:
When comparing these two games I see a massive jump in Graphics from 1998 to 2008. However, when we look at 2018, the best looking game Battlefield V with Ray Tracing I don't see the jump as that big.
Yes the reflections with Ray Tracing look better. But the jump is nowhere near as big when comparing Unreal to Crysis or Far Cry 2. I would argue that you would have to look carefully at certain things to see the jump especially when compared to modded version of say Crysis. Agree?