New Unreal Engine 4 Graphics Demo In The Wild

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Epic Games has released the trailer for its next-gen game engine, Unreal Engine 4.0, showing a little more than the previous tech demo we saw back in 2012. This one features something more akin to in-game footage, though it's clearly had a few cinematic camera angles and effects added - there are also suggestions that the skybox is a static painting.

However, that aside, this is a very pretty looking piece of tech. We see a dreadlocked individual sporting a Army of Two style facemask and dressed up like solid snake, infiltrating a facility that does something. Makes robots probably. When he's discovered he escapes, but not before the facility is "shut down," by those in charge, which causes millions in damages.

Once our hero escapes, he faces down a large, flying machine that looks like something right out of the Matrix, before the logo hits us in the face.

What's interesting about watching tech demos like this, is you find yourself trying to find something wrong with it so you can tell it is still a game demo and not something pre-rendered. There's a few hiccups here and there but overall this is a great looking engine and I'm really excited to see kind of games come out of it.

Of course one of the big considerations though is whether our PCs will be able to run it. Anyone with a setup that's a few years old will be quivering in their boots and unfortunately, yes if you still have an Nvidia 4 series, you'll probably need to invest a few hundred bucks. However, this doesn't require some sort of Titan like GPU in order to chug along. According to Marc Rein on his Twitter, this only required a single GTX 680 to run.

We can handle that I think.

What do you guys think of the video?

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Jon Martindale

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As weird as this may sound,

As weird as this may sound, Unreal Tournament served two purposes for Epic. One it was a tournament style competitive title and two it was their way to reach out to potential investors in their technology and thus served as a demo for a broad range of things unreal engine could produce.

fail

This is a new height of stupidity. Not liking a game because it doesn't have the latest visual techs is bad enough, complaining about not enough gore is just retarded, oh the things 12 years olds say to make others think they're "grown up", if only they knew it makes them seem just as young as they are.

lol

Not to mention gore is pretty much unrelated to the engine itself, if it can do bullet decals and particle effects (like smoke) it can do gore. Blame the game devs not the engine.

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