The lights are on
At a behind closed doors meeting at GDC, Epic Games unveiled a new demo that shows off all the new features being integrated in the high-powered Unreal Engine 4.
The Infiltrator demo may look like a cutscene, but Epic showed us that it was running in the engine in real-time by cutting back and forth between the wireframe and the finished product. All the UE4 bells and whistles are apparent in the demo, including high dynamic range reflections, realistic lighting, abundant particle effects, and impressive destructibility. Check out the sci-fi spectacle for yourself here:
This is the second Unreal Engine 4 video Epic has released, the first being the Elemental demo. For a deeper dive into what makes Epic's engine of the future tick, read our in-depth feature from last July.
Now, if only Epic would show us a brand new next-gen game running on UE4 instead of a tech demo. We're ready when you are!
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Having actually used the Unreal Engines myself, people should realize that the lighting and rendering calculations for something like this would take hours, if not days. But it is only a matter of time before this does become the standard for most games.
Unbelievably impressive engine to say the least. Looks powerful.
Wonder if physics will still be absolute *** on it.
This may come as a surprise to some but the Samaritan demo was an Unreal Engine 3 DX11 tech demo not Unreal Engine 4. Which, in my opinion makes it that much more impressive. Another thing, cutscenes like this are usually done in engine and not pre-rendered, at least in the Unreal Engine games anyway. That means this video truly is the game engine in work. That's why I love working with the UDK, its so flexible and easy to create such impressive works.
Ooooo, red Challengerrrr, be still my beating heartttt
This looks awesome. Can't wait to see more information on it.
Unreal 4, and Square Enix's new engine are really impressive. I also like whatever engine Halo 4 used because despite the games flaws the graphics never ceased to amaze me.
Looks pretty cool.
So this is what they've been messing about with...
I don't think we will see an Unreal game with gameplay as smooth as this demo.
Dude, this looks awesome!
Until I see actual gameplay, this is all just CGI to me.
What's even more impressive is that Epic actually knows how to make humans that are realistically proportioned.
Jokes aside, as others have said, tech demos are just cutscenes, they proved that when they did the Gears-themed demo a while back, just to have the next game look almost identical.
I wonder if hair is still going to look ultra-hairsprayed?