New Unreal Engine 4 details are here

Posted By | On 03rd, Jun. 2012

New details on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 have arrived in the latest issue of Game Informer, (via GAF) and it’s looking pretty good. They’re given below, have a look.

  • Epic talked with hardware manufacturers like Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Qualcomm to workout a tech road map
  • The demo GI saw was running on a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
  • New image based Lens Flare tech, occurs dynamically
  • UE4 capable of producing one million particles at once with no hit to game peformance
  • Planning to release UE4 dev kit soon
  • Epic wants “to empower game designers, to take charge of as much of the game production process as possible”
  • “Next gen will be about a lot of things besides just next-gen graphics performance”
  • UE4 being designed for a decade that starts with the advent of next gen consoles
  • Entire creation process streamlined. Designers can edit and recompile source code without leaving the editor, take control of the game anytime they want.
  • “New interface empowers designers to tweak basic programming without having to call over a programmer, tech artists will be able to create complex assets and programmers can expose certain values for designers as needed to give them access to simple tweaks.”

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