Bethesda: Graphics does matter, otherwise “you’re lying”

By on March 17, 2011

Peter Hines affirms that strong visuals are critical for creating a “sense of immersion”.

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Peter Hines of Bethesda has told OXM in their latest podcast that good graphics play an essential role in marketing a game and building immersion to captivate the fan base.

“There’s a lot of people who say graphics don’t matter. To them I usually say ‘you’re lying’ ”. Hines said. “People will look at a screenshot and make a snap decision: ‘that looks awesome’, or ‘I’m not interested’. So if you can make something look amazing just at first glance, it’s so much easier to get them.”

Hines claims that impressive visuals play an significant part in creating “a sense of immersion”, and with the publisher’s next big release, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they are looking for “the best sense of immersion you can get”.

Bethesda’s highly-anticipated upcoming RPG ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ releases this fall on 11/11/11 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.


Other than his excessively biased enthusiasm toward gaming, and technology behind the whole industry, there's a huge fondness inside that drives him nuts to pick up his keyboard and start writing for the love of it.

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