The lights are on
Last week Epic presented what the future of games could look like in a tech demo titled “Samaritan,” but only teased a handful of screens. Today you can watch Samaritan in action.
Designed to showcase advances in Unreal Engine 3 real-time technology, Samaritan utilizes DirectX 11 and NVIDIA APEX physics, amongst a roster of other impressive features. All of the additions can be found in the March Unreal Development Kit (UDK) beta, released for free to the public and available now.
Some of the higher touted refinements include adaptive Bokeh depth of field, dynamically shadowed image-based reflections, scalable bloom effects, and more. You can find a handful of additional inclusions from Epic below, or skip to watching the impressive demo at the bottom.
Important DirectX features now shipping with UDK include:
High-end rendering features include: