Tim Sweeney Interview

Talking as part of a special Gamasutra interview spanning his career, Epic founder Tim Sweeney has suggested that "we're only about a factor of a thousand" away from perfect graphical realism in games, but it might only be 10-15 years time before it's accomplished.Sweeney, who founded Epic Games as a PC shareware company in 1991 and is renowned as one of the game industry's all-time technical gurus, continues to play a pivotal technical role at the Unreal Engine and Gears Of War developer.The comments were made as part of a major Gamasutra interview examining his career, which largely focuses on his company's fascinating early shareware days as Epic MegaGames.