The lights are on
Up until now Epic Games has used its Epic Citadel software to show off the Unreal Engine's abilities on mobile devices. The medieval town and elaborate castle is reminiscent of the company's Infinity Blade franchise, featuring rich detail and impressive lighting. An HTML 5 version of that same tech is now available for perusal in your web browser.
The video below shows off the environment, and even features brief gameplay footage of an Unreal Tournament-like game being played free of hiccups.
Epic Games recommends running Epic Citadel in Firefox Nightly for the best performance. After you've installed the free browser click here to check out Epic Citadel.
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Wow, that's pretty sweet.
My monitor imploded.
It looks very neat! What really caught my eye was the reflections in the statue room.
Looks really cool! I must explore more!
That is quite impressive and it could have huge implications for browser based games. It ran really smooth at 60 FPS and it looked pretty good too, also my PC is only a little above average. If developers take advantage of this tech I imagine there could be some really cool browser based games in the future.
Oh, that's pretty awesome. Now where's the secret boss area? ;-)
I kind of wish there was more to this demo, but as it is, it's quite incredible that they can pull something like that using HTML5 and the Unreal Engine.
Considering it runs on literally one browser (which is a test browser...), color me less than impressed.
The future is now! Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer. You'll be able to visit the Louvre on one channel, or watch female wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home, or play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam. There's no end to the possibilities!