One of the questions I asked the Infinity Ward team at E3 was what engine improvements were made in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
. One of the responses came back was texture streaming for better detail. It's hard to see how this improves the look of the game while you're watching the action but a post on FourTwoZero.com
shows off a comparison picture of what they mean. As you can see, the details on Soap MacTavish's head and clothing are a lot more detailed with the streaming technology on. Without it, it's a lot more muddled.