Beamer wrote on Nov 2, 2011, 13:36:
Will every building be enter-able? Of course not, unless you want the game to take 20 years, cost $5,000 and ship on 80 Blu Ray discs.
The Frontier (Elite 2) universe contained about 100 billion star systems, was coded by one person in assembly language, and the uncompressed executable weighed in at about 400kB. Just sayin.
Sure, bit of apples and oranges here, but Frontier was released 18 years ago. Imagine if that technology had advanced as much as texture sizes and polygon counts...