This gameplayer articles examines the decline in the popularity of Unreal Engine 3 and runs through the alternative engines out there that are really beginning to make their mark on this generation of gaming.
"Perhaps Unreal Engine 3 isn't the middleware to power the next-generation after all? With so much new IP on the roster, much of which requires new engines to be built from scratch, there is suddenly a lot more choice out there for developers seeking alternative middleware solutions. So while we're sure Unreal Engine 3 will be fixed, fine-tuned, patched and thus remain a major player in this generation, the door is open for something else to pounce. We thought we would take a look at what else is out there: what other engines are driving this generation forward and promoting themselves as viable alternatives to the struggling Unreal Engine 3? Let's take a look at the candidates…"