This screenshot here (not a photo) shows the lovely Wake Island portrayed in the upcoming game Battlefield 1943. Kinda feel like taking a stroll there all of a sudden ^^;
They say technologies go 一日千里, or one day thousand miles, and it is indeed the case. Below 4 sets of screenshots show how much Wake Island has changed graphically in Battlefield 1942 (released in 2002), Battlefield 2 (released in 2005), and the upcoming Battlefield 1943 (to be released this year).
Based on a real island of the same name and a real battle, this map has been very popular with the players and was remade into different games. While seeing a recurring character back in a new game is fairly common, seeing a recurring map isn't quite so ^^;
Being a Battlefield 1942 player (albeit a poorly skilled one orz), it's impressive to see how far game graphics can evolved over these years. One can imagine how 3D graphics were just starting to take off significant just over a decade ago, and now it's getting more and more breathtaking or indistinguishable with real life stuff. I sometimes do wonder, how would games look in another 10 years' time? :o
All images are from Total Gaming Network