Unreal Engine 4 demoed on PlayStation 4

Trailer Aaron Birch 30 Mar 2013 - 04:56

Epic's cutting edge Unreal Engine has been shown off again at GDC, this time on PS4...

Ever since the Unreal Engine's first outing in 1998's FPS Unreal on PC, a game that wowed all comers back then with incredible visuals, little has changed. With each revision of the engine, Epic has consistently caused jaws to drop, eyeballs to spin and minds to be blown. It's certainly not become one of the most widely used game engines in the industry for nothing, and that's probably not about to change, if the latest demonstration of Unreal Engine 4 is anything to go by.

First seen at last year's E3, the engine's latest demo brings a new PC-based sci-fi themed showcase, along with an extended version of the E3 demo, this time rendered in real-time on Sony's PlayStation 4.

The PS4 demo depicts a fiery demon awaking from a slumber in the midst of a volcanic eruption, showcasing all sorts of lighting and environmental effects, whilst the 'infiltrator' demo, running on a Core i7 PC equipped with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 GPU with 16GB DDR3 RAM, shows even more impressive effects, in a world that has been completely geometrically built. Impressive stuff indeed.

The new engine is going to power the next wave of Unreal Engine-licensed games on the PC, PS4 and next Xbox, and although tech demonstrations are always more impressive than actual game releases, it's clear that with Unreal Engine 4, the visual bar has been raised once again.

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Well, there you go. Make your little Bioshock movie with this. I sat through this trailer thing with Captain Dreadlocks, and if it were longer (and well-written), I'd have watched more.

So boo-hoo, you didn't get your $80M to do the live action version! You want to make a movie or not?

I just wonder at what use these type of videos serve. Considering no games have came out which utilised the Unreal Engine 3 in the way which the Samaritan video showcased it so many years ago it's certainly not to demo it. Rather, we are supposed to all salivate ourselves on unarguably gorgeous but completely scripted and doctored visuals and hype ourselves on a promise which will never be delivered. I'll start getting excited when they show s some actual in-game footage rather than a sales pitch showcase video. I mean even this "article" is little more than an advertisement for a product that I haven't actually seen yet.

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