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New Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo Showcases Tons of Detail

"A new tech demo for Epic Games’ next generation Unreal Engine 4 has been released. And while it may not show any particular game at work, it does reveal an extraordinary amount of detail and lighting effects. Check it out above." (Epic Games, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

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GiggMan  +   607d ago
Tech demo? That would be a bad ass game!
Th3 Chr0nic  +   607d ago
Such thinking is how Aliens Colonial Marine was born
Th3 Chr0nic  +   607d ago
Conzul  +   607d ago
Meh, this makes me with Prey 2 hadn't been cancelled.

[cryface]
thechosenone  +   607d ago
And it's running on a single 680.
silenius  +   607d ago
Hope the new gen consoles
Will bring more new IPs...
The ones we already have start to get saturated.
(Im looking mostly at you MS. Give me again the reason to like your console as you did in 2006)
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gamefiles  +   607d ago
lol wiiU can do this and more
Spenok  +   607d ago
Thank you for the HD link btw :D
MaxXAttaxX  +   607d ago
Unreal Engine 4...
has such a wide range of colors

/s
starchild  +   607d ago
If this doesn't get people pumped about what will be possible next generation on consoles and PCs then I don't know what will.

That looks vastly beyond anything we currently see in real-time graphics, yet we really will be getting that quality soon.

@NathanExplosion

People like you are too stupid for words. The colors used are an artistic decision and have nothing to do with the engine.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   606d ago
@starchild
And you were too stupid to realize I wasn't being completely serious. It just seems to be a recurring "artistic decision" by Epic. That's why it's funny. I know the Unreal engine is capable of more color. But it's funny that they'd choose a near monochromatic look to show off their engine...and games. It's like a running gag Epic plays on themselves.

Sorry you took it so seriously. Didn't mean to offend.
Gears and Xbox FTW! We cool now? K we cool.
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angelsx  +   607d ago
Yeah.We have seen many demos but in gameplay it's not same.
fermcr  +   607d ago
Impressive.

Take the idea and U4 engine of this teck demo and make a full fledged movie (or game).
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3-4-5  +   607d ago
If that was a 2 hour long movie I'd watch it for sure.
Scenarist  +   607d ago
whats killing me is the fact that its running on a single GTX680 in real time.... which means PC gamers could have been had this level of graphics years ago.
but it took for consoles to upgeade their hardware before anyone upgraded their engines...

of course no engine has lived up to its own hype in actual gamplay im still waitin on the game from the ue3 demo with the guy that morphs
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zebramocha  +   607d ago
Right consoles held this level of graphics back,not the fact there is no standard for gaming PCs,drives problems,API overhead and every two years there is a new gpu gen,no,none if that contributes to being held back but consoles.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   607d ago
Just shows that consoles are key in game development, even for PCs.
I've been saying that PC gaming has become somewhat dependent on consoles in this aspect for a while now. Especially for most multiplatform games. High-end PCs haven't been living up to their potential for this reason (aside from mods), so I haven't bothered with them since I get a very similar(almost the same) experience on consoles.
violents  +   607d ago
I understand what you mean by consoles holding back the pc world a little. But in all honesty its a necessary evil. Some people dont have the money or the know how to invest in a gaming rig, so the right choice for them is a console since its all plug and play. The develpers increase their fanbases and even tho develpment cycles may be stunted a little by consoles, the increased revenues of those fanbases make better games in the future for all platforms. So just be patient young skywalker the awsomeness will eventually catch up to your PC. But youll be able to upgrade!
Th3 Chr0nic  +   607d ago
it has nothing to with technology but everything to do with money. consoles getting higher sales so they lead for that simple fact. if everyone bought gaming PC then it would jump to the top and be lead platform.

blame it on DLC sales.....seriously
Ezz2013  +   607d ago
"its running on a single GTX680"

"which means PC gamers could have been had this level of graphics years ago."

hmmmm..can some one tell me the year GTX680 was launched ?!
Zhipp  +   607d ago
@Ezz2013
There was at least one card superior to the 680 back in 2011. Sure, it was expensive, but it existed.
papashango  +   607d ago
necessary evil?

DLC, Season Passes, Microtransactions, Paying to play online, yearly iterations of the same game, The constant "streamlining" that killed franchises like Dragon Age and Rainbow Six.

The catering to the demographic that's holding back games like Mirror's Edge in favor of your Michael Bay linear hallway shooters filled with quick time events and cutscene triggers.

Developers and publishers are so obsessed with the console money that they are just cloning each others games, CoD, Homefront, Crysis, Medal Of Honor, Killzone,

No it's not a necessary evil. I don't play much shooters anymore unless they bring something new to the table like DayZ.

I won't even get started on this "social gaming" crap they've bought into. Everyone's on this quest to be the gaming facebook they are losing touch with reality. Focusing on women as the new core market...Come on man really?

PC Gamers I'm sure remember microsofts vision for pc gaming.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I'm pretty sure we have Xbox live to thank for this one.
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Scenarist  +   606d ago
@Ezz2013

"hmmmm..can some one tell me the year GTX680 was launched ?! "

Before the GTX 680 came out there was the 590
or u go SLI580's or whatever ..

more power than the GTX 680 ...years ago
bryam1982  +   607d ago
finally a unreal game that dosent look like everything is make of clay lol
Eyeco  +   607d ago
either that or plastic.
Kennytaur  +   607d ago
Still looks a bit like shiny plastic...
Ippiki Okami  +   607d ago
"lol wiiU can do this and more"

Mark Rein confirms it can't.

http://kotaku.com/the-wii-u...
Sandmano  +   607d ago
Yeah, I could a really cool vibe from this demo should be a game!
NegativeCreepWA  +   607d ago
It could be a game, Gears was originally shown as a tech demo.
josephayal  +   607d ago
not a demo, looks like a PS3 Exclusive
bayonetta  +   607d ago
damn that was awesome
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cyclindk  +   607d ago
Wow, the whole time I just wanted there to be a Matrix game where you go from "Jacked-In" in the Matrix with super human powers to out in the real world fighting some faction of the machines that didn't want peace using mechs and hovercraft and all that.

COME ONE WACHOWSKIE BROTHER AND SISTER! MAKE IT!
KionicWarlord222  +   607d ago
Imagine if aliens vs predator was like this.

Great tech demo.
Hufandpuf  +   607d ago
Pretty impressive
boodi  +   607d ago
very beautiful .. but it's all predesigned .. look at movements , shooting debris .. i don't see any reason for being that excited (game wise) , if they make a short movie though with this Matrix theme , or a game with this ideas , would be nice indid
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Rashid Sayed  +   607d ago
Its running real time on a PC using Unreal Engine 4.
boodi  +   607d ago
i don't think it mimes in any way a possible gameplay .. i.e. movements and debris are pre-designed and not calculated real time...
I'd be happy in any case this is a part of a *whatever* Epic game project , sure it is the best thing I've seen lately here
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HailSithis  +   607d ago
Who are the 3 idiots that disagreed with your comment? lol
ZoyosJD  +   607d ago
I get what you are saying, but like boodi expressed, you have to notice it also has fixed camera angles, and animations that have been fine tuned to look the best at those angles.

Don't get me wrong, it's still impressive, just in the in game cut scene kind of way. There is still no doubt that we will see far better looking games over the years to come.

None of those effects had any actual impact on the game play.
sourav93  +   607d ago
To make a CGI movie, they don't need to use a game development kit like UE4. The film industry has far more advanced CGI tech for that. This tech demo is to show what's possible in a GAME, that's being rendered in real time. The point of the tech demo was to display the engine's dynamic lighting and particle system features. Not animation.
boodi  +   607d ago
sure
sjaakiejj  +   607d ago
It's a tech demo. It's not gameplay and it's not meant to represent a game, it's built to show off the technical power of the engine that it's running on, which it does effectively.

It is however all real-time footage.
FragMnTagM  +   607d ago
I don't think you quite understand how graphics in 'real time' work.

Everything in any game you have ever played was "pre-designed."

With that said, the animations, the bullets the particle effects are all being produced by a single GTX 680, even if they are scripted.

This tech demo is literally telling you that this level of detail is possible on a GTX 680. This is believable as the graphics hardware is not the only factor in rendering pixels on your screen.

You can have all the power you want and still push crappy graphics without a solid engine.

I think the only limitation here would be storage space. To produce a game with that much detail and have a decent length campaign would be well over 20 gigs. This is becoming less of a problem for the consoles as Sony and Microsoft are going Blu Ray.

PC is starting to get bad. Between Battlefield 3, Bioshock Infinite, Dead Space 3, I am at nearly 100gigs of storage. I hope PC starts releasing games on Blu Ray and having a small install with the majority of the game running on the disc.

Sorry little off topic at the end...
Rashid Sayed  +   607d ago
Such a same that this is not actually a full blown game.
MGS_fanatico_  +   607d ago
Looks like CG-quality ~ Amazing engine! :-)
Seems lile EPIC's been putting that licensing money to good use! :-D
Moncole  +   607d ago
And what CG movie are you comparing it to?
MGS_fanatico_  +   607d ago
It'd be unfair to make direct comparisons, considering this is a real-time tech demo.
I meant CG-quality as a general statement. It looks amazing, and some parts of the video I've only seen done in prerendered cutscenes, so I was simply praising their engine! :-)
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   607d ago
The tech demo looks better than FF:Spirits within... in fact a lot of tech demo's look on par with that movie which at one point it was cutting edge.
Gamer-40  +   607d ago
New Xbox exkulsive Epic games. 90%.
Unreal Engine 4 awesome.
Gamer-40  +   607d ago
Why disagree?
Maybe Epic Games making new IP for next-gen Xbox.
Wait and see E3.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   607d ago
It's because you said it would be exclusive to the next Xbox.

It's baseless and comes off as fanboyish.
Gamer-40  +   607d ago
@ Veni Vidi Vici

Me fanboy? No. LoL. Sorry.

Why impossible Epic Games making new IP for next-gen Xbox? Why? New "Gears of War".
New Xbox new core IP? Impossible, only a Kinect.
GABRIEL1030  +   607d ago
That's is your opinion and is respectable, why you worried about the others think?
boodi  +   607d ago
Hollywood has its days numbered
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GiantFriendlyCrab  +   607d ago
F*ck Hollywood,
Hufandpuf  +   607d ago
I think we should thank Hollywood. It seems a lot of games are taking cues from them.
boodi  +   607d ago
it is hollywood taking clue from games lately really ..
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OlgerO  +   607d ago
I didnt like the look of it
Knight_Crawler  +   607d ago
Looks at avatar...but I bet you jizzed when you saw the Killzone SF demo -_-

You people act like if its not Sony related it's not good - news flash the top games this gen were multi-plat from 3rd party developers games and dont expect that change next gen.

OT: Really like the Star Wars, Matrix vibes that I am getting from this demo...if this is not a game and just a tech demo, then we are in for some surprises from EPIC next gen.
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claud3  +   607d ago
Looks ok, it's not the best and it will not look like that in-game that the engine is used for
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MadMen  +   607d ago
O M G
Captain Tuttle  +   607d ago
Looking very nice
Munky  +   607d ago
Calling it now... 720 launch title. ;)
Munky  +   607d ago
@ the phantom disagree.

MS and Epic have some history of doing this. For example, when Epic was developing UE3 they kept showing this pic:

http://images.bit-tech.net/...

Only later did they reveal that the character was the Berserker from the original Gears of War game.

That being said, I have a sneaking suspicion that this tech demo will be from another MS/Epic project yet to be be announced.
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FlyingFoxy  +   607d ago
Killing Floor 2 would look awesome on this engine, hopefully TWI develop on it.

May be worth upgrading to a new high end gpu for this engine too. Dat 60+fps.
GABRIEL1030  +   607d ago
Amazing demo....I'll wait until next gen...no more games for me for this actual and overexploited generation, I'm saving money right now for PS4 or PC next gen games.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   607d ago
Hey gus wouldn't it be womderful if this announced as the next xbox exclusive.
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topgeareasy  +   607d ago
new UT game plz
landog  +   607d ago
rendered on a single gtx 680...what a beast of a card!
a_bro  +   607d ago
wasn't their last tech demo running on 2 680's? if so, wow, they optimized the hell out of that engine!
Kennytaur  +   607d ago
The Agnis Philosophy demo was running on a single 680 as well, and that scaled very well to the PS4. So did the elemental demo. This is promising news for next gen consoles.
AlphaTauri  +   607d ago
awesome. How'd that guy not get shot or even clipped once???
chukamachine  +   607d ago
Soon to be rendered on a PS4 in max detail. ahh lovely.
specialguest  +   607d ago
sure, in 720p/60fps or 1080p/30fps. Choose your preference lol.
Muffins1223  +   607d ago
This was a response to battlefield 4 reveal
violents  +   607d ago
This is the level of realism that I've been hoping for since I played duke nukem and doom when I was 13 yrs old. Can't wait for next gen stuff so I can have some games that look like this!
g2gshow  +   607d ago
lame tech demo Unreal Engine 3 - Samaritan Tech Demo was way more enjoyable then this crap an how many times are they going to use the water, sweat ,blood dropping to alert the enemy scenario
stuntman_mike  +   607d ago
it reminds me of the original version of Dark Sector they showed years back and what a totally different game they ended up bringing out.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Supermax  +   607d ago
Looks like the new ip for xbox720 That's been rumored
HarryB  +   607d ago
If this was a 2 hr movie I'd watch it. Looked good. Felt like matrix meets aliens vs predator vs tron. I like those kind of movies.
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