Epic Games chief technology officer Tim Sweeney said he expects Epic to be able to build next-gen titles for "only about double the cost" of games from the start of the current generation.
Speaking at the?Montreal International Game Summit yesterday, Sweeney talked about last year's Samaritan tech demo that Epic released showcasing the capabilities of DX11 and their Unreal Engine 3.9.?Sweeney mentioned that Epic was enthusiastic about the results, the company was "greatly worried" about the cost of future projects.
The 2011 Samaritan tech demo lasted under three minutes, but it took four months and a team of 30 people to bring to life.
"If we extrapolate that into creating an entire game, we were worried that the cost would go up by a factor of three or four or even five in the next generation," Sweeney said. "And of course, we felt that was not acceptable."
Epic's next game, Gears of War: Judgment will be hitting stores next March, only on the Xbox 360.