- 26 Jun 2012
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Yea it's known as false advertisement. After the Aliens: Colonial Marines fiasco they were going to stop developers from doing this as Gearbox were sued. That's why you will see prior trailers with Alpha footage or Recorded on PS4 or even using game engine not actual game play footage like Star Wars Battlefront's trailer.
Do any of you really take any notice of any game before it is actually released? You see it time and time again games turning out to be crud compared to the pre-release footage.
You guys are absolutely right. There are some developers out there that what they show is pretty much on par with final release and yes the battlefront 1st trailer was just a scripted trailer using the engine and not gameplay footage. What was recently shown was alpha footage captured on PS4 to give you a rough idea of the final product.I'll be honest and admit I couldn't tell the difference between all the footage for Aliens, compared with retail release. Im sure there are differences, but none that I noticed. I really like Colonial Marines. Alien Isolation is the best Alien game ever, but I loved Colonial Marines too.
I love E3 and all the other shows, but I'm always wary of footage shown. I'll get excited, but theres always the doubt that what we're seeing is a bit of smoke and mirrors. Game engine cut scenes are not gameplay, and these I dismiss immediately. Why do developers think a game engine video is indicative of the final product? More to the point, why do so many people think they're actual gameplay videos too? The first Battlefront video released is a good example of my point.
I do think it is acceptable yes, whether you think so or not is up to you.This isn't just a presentational thing though and even if it was, does that suddenly make it acceptable?
As a person that was brought up to believe that lies and deceit are bad then obviously I don't find it acceptable.I do think it is acceptable yes, whether you think so or not is up to you.
Target renders aren't always done in the same engine either. With more powerful machines, the engine is often enough but more often than not the renders are done by a different studio, much like the FMV sequences of yore.