Konami Dares You To Tell Its Fox Engine from Reality

Graphics engines have gotten quite powerful, to the point that they can render wide-open spaces, far-off worlds, and incredible alien races. But can they re-create… a meeting room?

Yes, apparently. Konami and Kojima Productions have posted an "Is it live or is it memorex?"-style challenge asking people to try to tell the difference between their Fox engine and reality.

The image above gives a sense of how good the engine looks, at least at a glance—the computer-generated image is a bit sharper than the photograph, but the fact that it comes that close is still remarkable.

Those chairs look like they offer pretty good lumbar-support. The question now is, how easy will it be to slither under the table in the middle of the room, and are there any boxes handy for hiding?

Is it Real, or is it "FOX?" [Official page via adriasang]