“You look at Arkham City, Uncharted and Gears of War and you’re starting to see that these games don’t look old to me. They look very current," Levine — who is currently working on the stunning BioShock Infinite for PlayStation 3 — told PlayStation Access, “I was playing Batman the other day and he’s flying over this huge city, the snow is landing on the wings of his cape and you can see it hitting and melting. They still retain the power to visually amaze me.”

Levine added that while it's challenging to push current hardware, that's something BioShock Infinite is doing in abundance by building an entirely new engine "on top of Unreal", featuring a host of upgrades in lighting and AI.

“I honestly don’t know how they do what do. It’s pretty amazing. They’re still able to drag a lot of juice out of these machines; lots of things left to explore,” he said of his team.

BioShock: Infinite's set to be one of the biggest games of next year.

[source psu.com]