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  • Blog Post: Epic Unveils New Unreal Tournament Via Livestream

    Today Epic Games held a Twitch livestream to reveal its future plans for Unreal Tournament. Development on the game started today and Epic Games wanted fans to be involved in the process to provide feedback. The stream featured Epic Games, Unreal Tournament fans, and Unreal Engine 4 developers all working... More
  • Blog Post: This Unreal Engine 4 Project Isn’t Zelda U (But It Should Be)

    Nintendo has been promising a new game in The Legend of Zelda series for Wii U for quite a while. We have hope that it will be at E3, but in the meantime one artist has taken the initiative to imagine what it might look like. Michael Eurek has recreated the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Unreal Engine Subscription Program Now Supports Consoles

    For only $19 a month, upstart game developers can have access to Epic's powerful Unreal Engine 4 technology. Today, Epic just added support for console platforms to the program. Epic generated huge headlines following its announcement during Game Developer's Conference. The program allows aspiring... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces Unreal Engine 4 Subscription Plan

    When you think Unreal Engine, you traditionally think about triple-A games with cutting edge graphics. But with the game industry stretching into so many new arenas – games as service, niche indie development, mobile games – Epic decided it was time to evolve the engine accordingly. To make... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Demo's Fireball In The Making

    The latest in Epic's behind-the-scenes video series detailing the wonders of Unreal Engine 4 is here. Epic's Francois Antoine (senior FX artist) and Zak Parrish (developer support) discuss how Unreal Engine 4 makes the fireball explosion in the Infiltrator demo possible (hint: a lot of technical... More
  • Blog Post: New Unreal Engine 4 Video Shows Off Water Effects & More

    Epic Games has released the latest in a series of videos showing off the advantages of Unreal Engine 4. The video is a bit technical for non-developers. Regardless, it offers a sneak peak at creating water effects and particle simulation/collision using the engine. Unreal Engine 4 is expected to be a... More
  • Blog Post: Making Visual Effects With Unreal Engine 4

    Think about how many muzzle flashes you see during any shooter gameplay session. It's a pretty inconsequential thing amidst the frantic action on-screen, but watching it broken down in the video below makes it fascinating. This video is the latest in a series that dig deeper into Epic Games'... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Characters With Unreal Engine 4

    Epic has put up another video showing off how Unreal Engine 4 will benefit developers. This dev diary uses the Infiltrator demo to show how different material layers can be assigned to character models easily. Developers walk through how material layers can be combined on characters across all the assets... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Explains Layered Materials In Unreal Engine 4 Video

    Epic has released a new video showing off one of the new features of Unreal Engine 4 . It gets technical, but even for those who aren't ever planning on making a video game, the visuals are still easy to appreciate. The new technique is called "layered materials" and allows different color... More
  • Blog Post: The Oculus Rift HD Fulfills The Technology's Promise

    As E3 2013 wound down, Dan Ryckert and I snuck into the Oculus VR booth for a quick look at the technology everyone's been raving about. Put simply, everything you've heard is true. Oculus Rift is that good. We didn't have much time before security swooped down to enforce the show's end... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Inaugurates Unreal Engine 4 Partners Program

    Epic hit a home run with its Unreal Engine 3 this generation, as it was used in a wide variety of games and helped developers bring them to life. Now Epic has announced over a dozen middleware companies that will support the upcoming Unreal Engine 4. Epic has announced its Integrated Partners Program... More
  • Blog Post: Another Key Staff Member Departs Epic Games

    The past year has seen a steady stream of departures from Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games. Head of global marketing Kendall Boyd has taken a position with Microsoft as head of marketing for the Halo franchise. Boyd's exit follows a number of key personnel that have left the studio... More
  • Blog Post: New Infiltrator Demo Showcases The Power of Unreal Engine 4

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Spec Ops: The Line Developer Working On Next-Gen Title

    Berlin-based Yager, creators of Spec Ops: The Line (shown) has licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 4 for use in an unannounced next-gen title. Yager said in a press release that the title will be a major triple-A game that it expects to unveil in the coming months. In the opinion of Timo Ullmann, Yager's... More
  • Blog Post: NCsoft Licensing Unreal Engine 4

    Epic Games announced today that it has entered into a long-term deal with the Korean MMO publisher/developer for use of its next-gen game engine. “Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance,” said NCsoft chief product officer... More
  • Blog Post: Square Signs On For Extended Unreal Engine 3 And 4 License

    Square Enix and Epic Games have announced a licensing deal between the two companies, which allows Square to develop games using Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and 4. The companies previously announced that Square would be developing games using Unreal Engine 3, but adding Unreal Engine 4 adds a new wrinkle... More
  • Blog Post: Warner Bros. Vet Heads Up Epic Games' Seattle Office

    Epic Games has announced that it has hired Laura Fryer as general manager for Epic's new Seattle Studio. The studio is "focused on engineering efforts" for Unreal Engine 4 tech, according to the press release, but doesn't say more than that. Fryer spent four years as GM of WB Games... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Opens Seattle Studio

    Epic Games today announced it's expanding to Seattle, Wash. with a new studio to focus on engineering efforts for Unreal Engine 4. Epic is not saying whether or not actual games will be created there. “The proximity to key partners, the density of world-class talent and all the factors that... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Trailer Showcases Next-Gen Graphics

    The next generation of gaming hardware is on the horizon, even though none of the major console manufacturers were talking about it at E3. If you want to see what the future holds for your in-game graphics (not just cutscenes), watch this demo video of Unreal Engine 4 and be amazed. The short sequence... More
  • Blog Post: New Unreal Engine 4 Screenshots Appear

    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... More
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