Watch Unreal Engine 4 Running On PS4 Now
Epic Games confirmed today that the Unreal Engine 4 technology will be supported by the PlayStation 4. They marked the announcement with a real-time demo of the engine, running on the newly announced console.
The new demo is a continuation of the video released this summer. The so-called "Elemental knight," wielding a fiery hammer, exits a burning castle. He slams his hammer on the ground, creating a molten rift in the snowy mountainside. An icy behemoth rises from a mountain, presumably to challenge him. The video ends before they can debate the merits of Sony's PS4 event last night.
It's tough to be impressed by visual displays like this, considering all the glossy CGI trailers floating around. It's worth remembering that this is actual in-engine footage. This is what next-gen games are going to look like.
“We are thrilled to build onto our long-established success with PlayStation,” said Tim Sweeney, Epic’s founder and chief executive officer. “Unreal Engine 4 is expertly designed for the next generation of game development and the outstanding power of PlayStation 4. Today’s demonstration offers a preview of what developers can accomplish using our tools to create games for PlayStation 4."
UE4 is also targeting the PC and presumably the next Xbox. Epic has yet to confirm the latter because Microsoft hasn't announced their new console yet.
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