Epic Games' Ray Davis on the impact of DirectX 12 in games development.
Good to hear. Hopefully we'll see some DX12 games built from the ground up and we can judge ourselves.
Considering MS is using it for multiple first party games I assume MS worked closely with unreal to build this new engine with DX12 in mind. I am sure unreal engine will work very well with XB1 and DX12 PC's because of that. They said they were using it exclusively for a few studios back when they bought gears.
Definitely. Epic also worked closely with Lionhead and The Coalition.i'm sure they are working closely with other Ms studios working with UE4. Can't wait to see Gears 4 and Rare's upcoming projects. both games will definitely push UE4.
@breakpad Or maybe it's because DX12 wasn't ready yet? As evidenced by the fact that.... It hasn't been released yet. Duh.... By your logic, no future improvements can be made because they should have already existed??? What??? Do you even understand DX11, Dx12, Vulkan, Mantle, etc? How about general technological advancement? On topic, i also think we've all heard enough "talk" and hype about DX12. I, for one, am ready to see some tangible results, if they exist for X1.
[email protected] Devs had already started developing games with the DX11 api, for those games had to come at launch and afterwards on time. Devs have deadlines and targets to keep they can't just stop and change over to DX12. Devs had to learn about DX12 first and why do you think Microsoft held those build conferences for the devs last year? Most games in development have a 2 year dev cycle if not more time. Lot of those games came out at launch were ported to 360/PS3 DX12 is more suited for next gen development on xbox one and PC.. You have to remember also PC games uses DX11 replacing the API will take time and it has to be adopted.
Breakpad filling in for gamenamefame? Complete rubbish,mif Naughty Dog said something similar it would be bible....
@breakpad "cmon you r lowering yourselves by believing such BS" What BS are we believing? That unreal is an engine that is already optimized for DX12? Obviously ease allows devs to improve visual quality. Noone is saying unreal or DX12 is going to change the entire landscape of console graphics.... All I said was that unreal seems to already be specifically tailored for XB1 and PC's woth DX12 due to close relation with MS. Man, you guys are really starting to get touchy ....
This is incredibly old. If you remember back when Microsoft purchased Gears. They announced that Epic was working closely with them to have Unreal Engine run as good a possible on the system (Gears WILL continue to use Unreal). Then, during E3 last year, Microsoft announced that they were working with Epic to make Unreal work even better and the first game to show these result will be Fable.
We already knew this. Try this out, Oculous is coming to the Xbox One. Crazy Announcement.
Good to hear from a noteworthy developer in the industry, excited for the future of XB1
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you proof of how inept a portion of the N4G community is. Blinded by their biases and loyalty to a corporation that wouldn't pee on them if they were on fire. Just to make a pathetic effort to dismiss any positive comment regarding the console their sole tells them must be destroyed. Clearly I am speaking of the 8 disagrees with TheGreatGamer's comment. The audacity of people to poo-poo on a comment so simple, genuine, and innocent. That would be like the comment "I like pizza" in a thread about pizza getting several disagrees. We would all know the underlying Calzone and stromboli lobbyists were behind such dislikes.
Why do we keep having to hear about an API? This strikes me as odd. Clearly MS is fighting a perception of being less powerful and it is hurting sales. But at this point let's just see the real world benefits. All this 'future so bright I gotta wear shades" talk is potentially snakeoil. If you like X1 then buy it on it's merits today not what is promised but not delivered for the future.
"given that there are so many conflicting views regarding the impact of DirectX 12 on Xbox One" There are a lot more views that DX12 will impact the Xbox One than anything else. It will be interesting to see what it can do for games made with it on the Xbox One.
Not surprising. Just take a look at Fable, that game looks amazing and it isnt even built ground up with DX12.. i'm happy Rare will be using UE4 for one of their unannounced projects. Cant wait. http://www.gamnesia.com/new...
I noticed that too. I think a lot of people are going to shocked at how great Fable: L'gs looks at E3. In fact all the first party games and Tomb Raider will be very aesthetically pleasing. @crazychris4124: One would assume "We all know its going to get a boost", but here on N4G, some seemingly prefer the head in the sand ass in the air approach to any positives for Xbox one.
@ christocolus A big part of me hopes that unannounced game from rare is perfect dark. I really miss that game and would love to get one for this gen.
@Vega I know a lot of people are expecting a new Banjo game from Rare but I really hope it's not Banjo. A new game or even a new Perfect Dark would make me dance through the streets.
@Vega & Gangsta Perfect Dark would be awesome. but i actually want a new ip. They are working on multiple projects at the moment so all our wishes could come true.
@ gangsta_red I don't know about dancing in the street. Although that would be fu......you know what. The hell with it. I would do a jig if it did happen. @ christocolus You could be right. I just cant wait til monday to find out what they are up to.
Hopefully at E3 we finally get some solid info on DX 12 and X1. We all know its going to get a boost, how much of a boost is the billion dollar question.
Ok. Let's just end this rhetoric and make good games devs. More pixels does not make a game automatically great, or even good. You have more power to work with, good, now just focus on the core experiences.
Look GUTZnPAPERCUTZ, you ain't gonna get anymore juice out of that lemon.
"even more" :D "EVEN more" Good one, Ray, really good one. :D
I think the most interesting comment there was "several teams" are using UE4 at MS. I was only aware of Fable Legends using UE4 for MS.
Crackdown and Scalebound use Unreal Engine 4 on xbox one. https://www.unrealengine.co...
Thanks! I appreciate the helpful link. +bub
Rare is using UE4 too
Well Fable Legends doesn't look that great, at least not the beta code. It looks good but nothing spectacular.
I think these guys know a bit more than the haters who want to ignore what they say because it goes against the very fabric of their deluded minds. XB1 will improve with DX12 either way wether it be a little or a big gain. Be open minded people. Ps4 AND XB1 will BOTH get better be it by sdks or tweaks to existing engines / consoles.
Ahhh, that secret sauce
Hey go play your secret games lol
Kinda expected it would benefit it like they have been saying. Good they can pump out more juice.
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