While we could understand what the engine could do, it was difficult to appreciate as we couldn’t see it – but now you can watch the realtime HD trailer in action, as Epic released UE4 to the public at E3 last week.
The demo features GPU-based particle effects, dynamic illumination, light-reactive materials, per-pixel lens flares, and a host of other visual processes… Check out it.
As one YouTube commentator says, “Several years from now this will look like shit to us. It’s incredible how the advance of technology is almost near an exponential rate of improvement.”
Only time will tell if that’s true!
But now check out the following video, that is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in game development.
The most impressive thing about this video is that it’s being viewed through the demonstrator’s editor. So at any point he can see the changes made in the game.
Watch Epic’s senior technical artist Alan Willard demostrating UE4
Willard’s demo shows how designers can bring their creative visions to life directly in game using the new built-in visual scripting tool, Kismet 2. This tool and the lack of rendering needed for small changes really does get us excited for the future of gaming and game creation!
We love it! Hope you do too. If you’re a developer, how about letting us know how you’d put these tools to use?
It’s going to be years until game developers release any titles using the Unreal Engine 4, but when they do, we’ll update you.
In the meantime check out the following list:
Unreal Engine highlights From E3
A recent Unreal Engine Insider Blog post proves that Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 was the game developer’s tech platform of choice at this year’s E3, with more than 25 games at the show being powered by UE3.
The list includes: Aliens: Colonial Marines, Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition, Borderlands 2, Devil May Cry, Dishonored, Dust 514, Gears of War: Judgment, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Lost Planet 3, Mass Effect 3: Wii U Edition, Quantum Conundrum, Spec Ops: The Line, Star Wars 1313 and more.