Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2012 Tech Demo Screens Unearthed

Epic Games showed off what its upcoming Engine, Unreal Engine 4 can do at this year’s GDC, showing to specific people behind closed doors the technology’s prowess. We have some demo shots for your quenching pleasure below the break.

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5 Comments on "Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2012 Tech Demo Screens Unearthed"

  1. Ghost250 May 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm -

    i hate the unreal engine

  2. nick May 18, 2012 at 4:35 am -

    wonder if those screens were from this.
    http://gamestatics.com/other/pitbull-sutdios-working-game-unreal-engine-4/
    suppose to be the only game in production at the moment using UE4.
    and to boot there actually helping epic with the engine itself!

  3. nick May 18, 2012 at 4:39 am -

    not that special though, now THIS is what really impressed me!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5mRRElXy-w&feature=player_embedded
    real time ray tracing, the lighting effects possible with it are freaking amazing!
    the problem though is that it requires a ridiculous amount of hardware to run it!
    i mean that tech demo was apparently running in real time off 2 GTX 680s!
    a set of cards which would cost you over a grand!
    and that was rendering a maximum of 3 things, the glass cube, the water and the chrome ball.
    a game, well, it has to render a hell of allot more than 3 things!!!!!!!!!
    its really cool playing around with design garage its a real time ray tracing engine which renders a glass building and a bugatti veyron, the lighting effects the blur of the light shining off the chrome vents is amazing!
    will be a long, long time till we see this tech running in games though.
    just too resource hungry.

  4. Ernice Gilbert May 18, 2012 at 7:15 am -

    Tech demos always look amazing. The question is will we see such resolution on next gen consoles?

  5. nick May 18, 2012 at 11:07 am -

    what epics showing?
    that should not be a problem, in face we should get higher spec stuff than that!
    what nvidias showing?
    hell no!
    as i said we wont be seeing real time ray tracing for at least another 10 years!
    we might be able to do it now in tech demos, but theres a big difference between rendering a chrome ball, glass box and water, to rendering a whole game!

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