Graphics are about as good as they're going to get (or need to), said Doug Lombardi when talking to CVG.
The graphics of games gets better and better and reaches new levels like the pictured Cinematic Mod for Half-Life 2.
Valve’s Doug Lombardi gave computerandvideogames.com an insight into what he thinks to be the future of video gaming. He said that the game graphics are on such a high level now, that other things have to be upgraded, too.
For a long time the GPU side has been leading the charge towards brighter, shinier games, and it usually ends up that whoever has the best looking game at shows like E3 usually gets game of the show. We've always looked at that shaking our heads thinking it's not always about the graphics. We've all seen games that looked really pretty and got all these awards but then it comes out and there's not much of a game there.
Lombardi also says that the developments of the CPU give the developers the chance to put things like better A.I. or better physics in the games.
CVG will publish the full interview later that week.