E3 2012: Take a Look At Unreal Engine 4

on June 3, 2012 3:46 PM

That guy in the picture is rather scary, and it’s also one of our first looks at what Unreal Engine 4 can accomplish. Take a good look, because the future of gaming graphics might just be staring back at you. We’ve also got some more mundane technical details for you as well, but nothing quite as exciting as that picture.

•Epic talked with hardware manufacturers like Intel,AMD,Nvidia and qualcomm to workout a tech road map.
•the demo GI saw was running on a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
•New image based Lens Flare tech,occurs dynamically.
•UE4 capable of producing one million particles at once with no hit to game peformance.
•planning to release UE4 dev kit soon
•Epic wants “to empower game designers,to take charge of as much of the game production process as possible”
•”Next gen will be about alot of things besides just next-gen graphics performance”
•UE4 being designed for a decade that starts with the advent of next gen consoles

•entire creation process streamlined,Designers can edit and recompile source code without leaving the editor,take control of the game anytime they want.

•”new interface empowers designers to tweak basic programming without having to call over a programmer,Tech artists will be able to create complex assets and programmers can expose certain values for designers as needed to give them access to simple tweaks”

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Star Wars fangirl and general geekette with a passion for roleplaying and strategy games, space and all things Sci-Fi.