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Unreal Engine 4 could be what next gen is waiting for

Epic has unveiled Unreal Engine 4 with screenshots that showcase what could very well be possible in the next generation of consoles.

The Wired article, which discusses this new tech with Epic staff, also shows screenshots taken from the 153 second Unreal Engine 4 real-time demo powered by the Nvidia Kepler GTX 680.

“There is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of our engine team and our studio to drag this industry into the next generation,” said Gears of War design director Cliff Bleszinski. “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.”

Sweeney added: “We’re much more in sync with the console makers than any other developer is. That means we can give detailed recommendations with a complete understanding of what is going to be commercially possible.”

The screens certainly look stunning, let’s just hope that the next generation of consoles will be capable of recreating them.

Edited On 17 May, 2012

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