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:
That's some nice looking tech. I know it's just a showcase video, but they should really make a game out of that concept. It looks a lot like Deus Ex... and there's nothing wrong with that!
this took three nvidia 560s to run
I may be the only one who thinks this, but I think in terms of building design, rain, lighting etc. Unreal just made it well.. very close to real. Once developers can get that quality of scene into a game and playable it could be incredible.
Unreal Engine 3 + Team Bondi's tech = Just one step closer to that uncanny valley.
I wish this was a real game. It looks awesome. :(
Impressive, most impressive.
If this an actual in development game, I'm on board. As for all it shows. Thoroughly impressed and would love to see the improved image based reflections and depth of field in game. But I am impressed with the improvements I'm seeing with the Unreal engine.
+1 for Epic.
Truly amazing. I can't wait to see the next game that implements this technology. =)
Looks amazing. Which games will this tech be used in? any in production?
That was so awesome. I hope someone decides to make this into a real game.
This would be a pretty cool game
O_O unreal you have done it again
This needs to become a game! It looks like a fusion of blade-runner and a good prototype games. Please make this!