- Are current silicon chips holding back videogame evolution?
According to a scientific project being conducted by electronics experts at Glasgow University and the US Semiconductor Research Corporation, current silicon-based computer chips have reached the pinnacle of their speed and performance and are now holding back games creators.
More pointedly, the team of assembled international specialists are busy working on fresh technological advances that will enable boundary-pushing computer and videogame developers to create true next-generation gaming experiences boasting more realism and complexity than ever before.
The £1.2 million GBP ($2.3 million USD) super-chip project, which is presently supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, could well see game producers given access to such groundbreaking possibilities to further their popular craft by as early as 2011.
"A lot of computer games still feel very unrealistic and flat," outlined Professor Iain Thayne, the project's lead researcher, in a Yorkshire Post report. "What gamers want is [for videogame producers] to develop games that make you feel as though you are part of the synthesised world."
Professor Thayne went on to say that the current silicon chip technology installed in personal...