Green Gibbon! wrote:Did they create the technology from the ground up themselves? Certainly that must've been extremely expensive, but now that the technology exists, can't they license it out more cheaply to other companies? It would never have been worth the investment if they didn't plan to do that. Photorealistic styles are never going to escape the uncanny valley without it or some analogue of it.
The original developers did create the technology, but they no longer exist. The ownership of the game, franchise and probably technology all belong to Rockstar now, so who knows, maybe it will be incorporated into a sequel or GTA5 or whatever.