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Unreal Engine 4 On Display 'Later This Year'

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    According to G4, Mark Rein has promised an unveiling of Unreal Engine 4 this year:

    No doubt the next generation of consoles are in the works, and it seems likely we'll see releases on the new engine upon their launch.
     
  2. Bleuchamp

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    Sweet! =)
     
  3. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Lets wait and see. I wonder how big graphical leap it will be compared to latest UE3 builds.
     
  4. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper New Member

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    I'm sure that the next generation of consoles is more important to Epic than their "return to their PC roots".
     
  5. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    I don't care anymore about that.
    I just want to see how powerful will be the engine (and how much is visually superior to Samaritan).
     
  6. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    and how much the upgrades are gonna cost us to run anything powered by it.
     
  7. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    at least we finally have to really get an upgrade...
    i mean you can still game pretty easily with a 8800 and a q6600.
     
  8. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    I have a feeling this may be like what MS is doing with Windows. Windows 8 is coming out and it's a fucking tablet OS on PC's. Makes no goddamn sense at all. So hopefully, Epic will not be doing something along the lines like this "oh look at UE4, it runs so great on Iphone 4s"
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Word. Cell phone games look better right now than I ever cared for mobile games to look anyway. Sure, make them look better, but screw focusing on that crap...
     
  10. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    You better get used to everything being dumbed down from here on out. We're entering an age of simplicity over functionality. Attention is measured in nanoseconds now. If you can keep a retard in a game long enough to see the ads you need him to see to make money, then that is what will be made.

    I have a feeling that the majority of games for the next gen of consoles will be no more complex than your average iPhone game. Only instead you will be doing simple tasks with motion sensors instead of touching a touchscreen. A lot of games will be free, but will have ads that pop up after each turn your take. The larger AAA games will probably mask their high cost by being sold in separate chapters for $10 each. Micro-transactions make companies rich fast. Look at Zynga.
     
  11. Gambit84

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    The first Unreal engine without an unreal game.
     
  12. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    UE3 didn't have an unreal ga... OH, you mean UT3
     
  13. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Since it will be running on the next gen of consoles which is basically 3 year old PC tech you should be fine with a current PC.
     
  14. [VaLkyR]Anubis

    [VaLkyR]Anubis Quantum Velocity

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    I have a weird feeling about the Unreal Engine 4, but I'm looking forward to this. However, once the new engine is out, I'm only interested in a new Unreal game! When I think of Unreal Engine, Unreal and UT come to mind first!

    New engine and perhaps a new Unreal game, ok and perhaps some blablabla, but what is necessary to experience the new engine on the PC? Is it justified or just bollocks?! I mean, I like the UE of UT3, Mirror's Edge, Gears Of War (PC) and Mass Effect, but the current Unreal Engine makes no sense to me...oh well...
     
  15. hal

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    Yeah, that's a sad note - thus far there's always been an Unreal and/or UT game with each
    "new" engine.

    So, Epic... Unreal 3, an open-world game along the lines of Skyrim. Unreal fits neatly into that sci-fi/fantasy genre with the mix of old and new tech.

    Do it!
     
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    Unfortunately it's more likely that they'll just crap out another Unreal Tournament.

    If Epic ever returns to the Unreal universe it needs to be something radical and different.
     
  17. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    That's not Epic's cookie. And Bethesda isn't going to license UE (I think, I'm not going to eat my trousers).
    Epic's characters can take a arrow to the knee, elbow, and ankles and still kick alien ass.

    I really don't want to see another Unreal Tournament game. Give me a bulletstorm, or gow, or true-unreal game (for PC). Or... something completely new.
     
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    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Maybe. If it has as much customizability as the UT series is famous for then bring it on. Also, they should at least really expand on the Energy Whip. Perhaps replace it with TK like in PsiOps?

    INB4 WTF is PsiOps?
    Boring. We already had 3 games that really fleshed the series out anyway. If they did do another GoW, I REALLY hope it brings something rather new to the table. Oh, and moar customization.
    Maybe again. But if it seems like another rehash of the same boring stuff that was new about a decade ago then FRICK no! If I wanted to play the original Unreal, I'd, well, play the original Unreal.
    I'm open to this however that would be a risky thing to market with the UE4. The thing about this is that whatever they come out with, it's most likely going to be just as moddable as the other UT's. I mean, how couldn't it? It's going to have another fully featured UnrealEd, might as well make it complete once again with the fantastic moddability of it's UT predecessors.

    I don't think they're going to release the UE4 alongside something that isn't a game related to the Unreal series because if they were, then it shouldn't be called the Unreal Engine. Not only that, if they're going to make massive changes to the traditions of the Engine such as no map editor, it would take away at least a big part of what makes the Unreal Engine, Unreal.

    Maybe this all isn't going to make sense to you guys.
     

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