Batman: Arkham 3 Keeping Unreal Engine 3?

The game uses a “juiced up” version of the modified Unreal 3 engine that Rocksteady has used for the Batman Arkham series, so it should be exciting to see how the new build fares for the new generation of consoles.

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Activemessiah1660d ago

It seems like alot of them for whatever reason are sticking with UE3... my initial thoughts were maybe UE4 means more hard work but it's just a wild guess.

Muffins12231660d ago (Edited 1660d ago )

No,you know those fancy tec demos for UE3?Yea none of the games looked as good as that because of last gen,but now theres next gen and they can utilize unrealengine3 and make games that actually look like the tec demo,I have seen no game to utilize UE3 Yet. It will easily look next gen with UE3,so why spend money on the newest version when UE3 can look better than the games coming out this year and next year.

Ashunderfire861659d ago

Bu bu but Gears of War 3 is the closest to reach the tech demo for Unreal 3.

starchild1659d ago

Yeah, the Samaritan demo was made using Unreal Engine 3 and it looks stunning. Hopefully they can get closer to that.

When development started on this game Unreal Engine 4 wouldn't have been available yet. Unreal Engine 3 is still a very strong engine with great tools. And it can also be customized or "juiced up".

BOLO1658d ago

I agree with your post as I didn't care much for the "Unreal Engine look" until I played Transformers: Fall of Cybertron on PC. Then I realized Unreal Engine 3 can be beastly when utilized properly.

mhunterjr1660d ago

Isn't this the 4th Arkham game?

Fireseed1659d ago

Don't you DARE mention Origins!!! *shudders*

mhunterjr1659d ago

Lol I'm just saying... Arkham3 doesn't sound like an applicable code name. And why use a code? We already know what it's called.

rodiabloalmeida1659d ago

You count Arkham Origins off the list.

Boody-Bandit1659d ago

They're going to use the UE3 engine?
Interest lost.

mafiahajeri1659d ago

Thing is, when they first released info on the game they said orgins happened because arkham knight was taking to long. Logically speaking it must have been intially planned to be on the ps3 360 and must of been ported to the ps4 xbone, once you take into consideration it's releasing less then a year into the ps4 life cycle.

Disappointing no doubt, but I have faith in rocksteady.

hello121659d ago (Edited 1659d ago )

Spot on. There making the game for PS3 and 360 first. Keeping unreal 3 just confirms that.

Its say its only for PC, x box 1 and ps4, but why keep unreal 3 if your not planning to port it to last gen consoles?

mafiahajeri1659d ago (Edited 1659d ago )

Yep I can see an uproar happening similar to what's happening with watch dogs... Okay, maybe not that bad...

Hmm good question, I'm not too dev savy so I can't really say, really though it's a hard question to answer anyway!

Only way to really know is ask rocksteady, hope some smart journalist asks them that...

RedCloud881658d ago

Not only are they not making it for ps3 and 360 first, they aren't making it for them at all. Don't underestimate the unreal engine. Just because it's version 3 and not 4 doesn't mean anything, as stated in the above comments, unreal 3 is far more powerful than what you've seen on ps3/360.

And to the guy that said it was taking too long and switched to next gen, you sir are incorrect. Rocksteady stated in their announcement that Arkham Knight has been developed from the ground up for ps4, xb1, and pc. Origins was a cash grab just in case the install base of the new systems prevented arkham knight from selling a lot. But by October there should be 13-16 million combined ps4's and xb1's. And that's not counting pc players, so I'd say that was unnecessary.

ziggurcat1659d ago

this is the 4th arkham game (5th, if you count the vita game).