The lights are on
This is what you can expect out of next-gen console hardware. Welcome to the future.
Tech publication Wired has obtained a fresh set of screens from the graphics engine Epic Games is preparing for the next round of consoles, as well as interviews with Epic technology master and co-founder Tim Sweeney and design director Cliff Bleszinski.
"There is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of our engine team and our studio to drag this industry into the next generation," Bleszinski told Wired. "It is up to Epic, and Tim Sweeney in particular, to motivate Sony and Microsoft not to phone in what these next consoles are going to be. It needs to be a quantum leap. They need to damn near render Avatar in real time, because I want it and gamers want it—even if they don’t know they want it."
Stay tuned for the July issue of Game Informer, coming to a mailbox (or inbox) near you as E3 kicks off next month, where we drop some next-gen details of our own.
Like some others have said, until I see this is motion, I'm not too impressed.
not that impressed by the still shots, crysis 2 on the new nvidia graphics card looks better
Allow me to quote Strong Bad by saying:
"I'm the best graphics ever!"
I'm not necessarily super impressed by graphics and other technical mechanics (I don't believe graphics, etc. are the only thing that help us move into the "next generation" of gaming--it also involves depicting more nuanced characters, the inclusion of more marginalized groups in games and game development processes, and so on),
those images look like they're out of a beautiful, beautiful movie.
When trying to display the power of a new engine or computer or whatever, why is it that companies always go for some sci-fi or fantasy demo? How can you have us judge the higher level of realism when you're giving us mythological creatures to look at?
Something as simple as a city street would be far more appropriate since a scene like that would contain objects which we can actually compare to the real world. This is the reason that despite it's sci-fi-esque nature, the Samaritan demo was a good way to display the power Unreal 3 still has left in it. And for the record, that demo looked a lot better than these screens.
I reserve judgement until we see more, but for now, meh.
Absolutely fascinating article, from the pure graphical power to new baselines in AI & destructibility, it is so exciting to think about what some of today's greatest developers could do with this engine. The most exciting parts though, are the possible reductions in development time and cost, as that would be a remedy for many of today's problems. Wow, to think that we may be only 3 weeks away from seeing Sony & Microsoft on board with this.
Hope this doesn't get stuck at the technical preview level.
Damn. If they get these consoles to run this in the way they make it sound, I'll have a nerdgasm. UDK 4 anyone?
I really want to see some next generation stuff at E3!
I think the site is down from all the traffic. Either way, I would love for the next gen consoles to come out already, mainly due to the fact that they're outdated already and this can push gaming forward again. And before anyone says we don't need better graphics, it's not only about the graphics. Better consoles mean more open worlds, much better AI, and hell of a lot better ports to the PC.
Very, very nice. Some of the shots were underwhelming, but envirnment and close-up shots looked great.
looks like this gen just got an HD remake lol
the only thing i care about with unreal engine 4 is unreal tournament 4 *nerdgasm* i cant wait owo
make my games epic ee pee aye cee!