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.
we pc gamers are in the future since the first Crysis came out
PC graphics today running Ultra @ 16 AA + native DX 11 look, at the very least, just as good as that, if not better.
Hopefully, we can see the Unreal Engine 4 on the Wii U! Would definitely increase its sales!
cant wait for the new engine to arrive. The tech demo that was unveiled last year was amazing.
unreal did say a few months ago that wii u will be running on their unreal engine making it even more powerful.
Unreal is definitely one of my favorite engines.
Blezinski is a *** Dick. Good luck playing your UE4 game on the next console. "Epic's Online Service has detected that you are attempting to play a Pre-Owned Game. Epic Games does not condone the purchase of Used Games; You will be unable to play. We apologize for the inconvenience". *** you, Epic.
Wow.....I am totally not blown away.
This is what is going to drive innovation and console sales in the next gen? If so, they shouldn't even bother because the industry is out of ideas if that is true and they are just screwing themselves. This is the type of thing that keeps adding to my desire to go back to PC in a couple years. That and I will have a Wii-U of course, which by the looks of things won't have it doors blown off by the next Xbox and PS the way the Wii did.
I'm lovin what i'm seein.
looks like UE3 with particles... Epic has a tough sell this next generation. We aren't seeing the generational leaps like 2D to 3D, or fixed-function to programmable GPU's. The next leap in GPU's now is... dynamic tessellation, and more cores for more complex shaders. Not exactly the bullet-points you write home about.
ehh, kojimas fox engine is way better in my opinion
I really hope we see this level of detail next gen. With that said, if we do, what does that mean for Nintendo's Wii-U?
It would mean they are a whole generation behind, and even though people are excited that it we could play newer games on it, if this, or even 60% of the graphics in these screens are what Sony and Microsoft are toting, the Wii-U could be crushed.
Really can't wait to see the next gen though. The leap from the last generation was huge, and I have a feeling the next leap will be just as huge, although probably in other ways besides just graphics.
It looks and sounds good, but god almighty does Blezinski come across as a pretentious ass! Quite a few of the best looking games of this generation didn't use unreal and he acts like he's lord director of the gaming industry! The power of the hardware he's proposing would be similar to buying a high-end pc and for what? Admittadly pretty floating particles?
still not photo-realistic enough, you'd think by this time we could get near photo-realistic graphics for our games, it seems that our GPUs can easily handle that kind of demand.
So bright................so beautiful.............
All those "unimpressed" comments just show what an ignorant and uneducated bunch the mass of gamers are. Those screens ARE impressive!
I am quite impressed. However, most next-gen titles won't look that great. The majority of developers don't utilize the full power of their engines. So many developers use Unreal Engine 3, but really only Epic Games and maybe 2 or 3 others actually took advantage of Unreal's power. Though, I still can't wait to see what the next generation of gaming has to offer.