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Comparison: Next-Generation (Unreal Engine 4) vs Current-Generation (CryEngine 3 / Creation)

DSOGaming writes: "We bet that a lot of you are wondering how current-generation engines compare to the upcoming, next-generation version of the Unreal Engine, right? Well, time to find out. In this special feature, we compare Crysis 2′s (CryEngine 3) and Skyrim’s engine (the Creation engine) with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4." (Creation Engine, Cryengine 3, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Unreal Engine 4, Xbox 360)

Orpheus  +   1205d ago
The polygonal detail on the mountain (UE4) , in the scene where the demon is standing , looks like shit ( Its been modified , the mountain part is missing here

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/...

) .... so much for making people gasp. Some areas are really good though ... but I expected something better.

BTW another engine I would like to see in action is the 4A engine ....... Russians Rock when it comes to Graphics.
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wallis  +   1205d ago
What mountain where the demon is standing? All I see is fire and a demon.

And honestly is it really shit? You realize photorealism is an asymptote and as time goes on computer graphics will only have smaller and smaller gaps to close so really what you're saying is that a tiny piece of detail in an otherwise incredible display of graphics isn't up to scratch...as far as you say. Honestly I can't see a single piece of poor polygon count in any of these pictures but even if it is it's a slight flaw. It's not "shit" - especially considering that we've already come so damn close to photorealism that OTHER features of engines are now very important to consider.

From optimization to AI systems there's plenty the unreal engine 4 isn't letting on or hasn't told us and a quick screenshot is nothing but a tease of the full power. What really makes an engine is more than raw graphics and boy does the 4A engine prove this. The 4A engine? Really!? As in the engine that broke my computer for a corridor but achieved 54 fps in a city scene. The engine that will change performance when you leave and re-enter a room. The engine that has worse AI than solitaire. The engine that is less optimized than internet explorer without a firewall or anti-virus.

I freakin' love stalker and I love metro but even I recognize that the 4A engine (an engine which btw had to do nothing but render subways and a quick forty five minute jaunt through the surface) is a piece of crap compared to most others. It's nothing but an engine turned all the way up. Anyone can achieve good graphics if they make the engine run like trash. Also the piece of shit forced motion blur which is a great way to turn a good game into six hours of motion sickness for those of us sensitive to it. But of course they couldn't turn of motion blur because their engine featured terrible ghosting because that's what happens when you force an overpowered graphics engine to run on computers than actually... ya know... exist in the real world.
Orpheus  +   1205d ago
Look at the link i provided . And when I mentioned the 4A engine , I referred to the updated one by which Metro LL is being built ... the original was good too ... in many ways.

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/...
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mewhy32  +   1205d ago
Well there's little doubt that both are superior engines but to say that one or the other is best???? I just don't think that there's enough here to say that yet. Let's see what games developers do and have to say about it. You know, people that actually make games? They're statements about hardware and software are the best informed.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1204d ago
I don't trust bullshots from Epic.
Exhibit A:
http://photos.imageevent.co...
Y'all know the rest.

However SOME of these screens seem legit.
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ATi_Elite  +   1205d ago
1. Frostbite 2
2. Real Virtuality 4 (ArmA 3)
3. 4A Engine
4. CryEngine 3
5. X-Ray Engine (STALKER)
6. RAGE/Euphoria Engine (GTAIV)

For me these are the best game engines! When it comes to PC gaming Photo realism, Scale, and Physics play a big big part in PC Gaming and these Engines are the top 6 best!

The Rage/Euphoria engine from GTAIV has proven to be a Beast when properly tuned/modded for the PC! The amount of things it can do is worthy of this prestigious list!
john2  +   1205d ago
Gotta agree. RAGE engine (when moddded) looks phenomenal. GTA IV modded is by far one of the best looking PC games. Would love to see an upgraded version of it with better and proper multi-CPU and multi-GPU support
STONEY4  +   1205d ago
I love S.T.A.L.K.E.R, but the X-ray
Engine, even in Call of Pripyat with Complete Mod, ranges from looking extremely good to looking downright awful. The foilage draw distance... ughh. I'm pretty sure there's an .ini edit to change it, but I played through without it. Still, it definitely isn't a top 5 engine.
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mep69  +   1204d ago
@john2

Rage ? modded ?? modded Rage ???

Rage isn't moddable, as they never realeased mod tools.
Arnon  +   1205d ago
@Orpheus
It looks like shit compared to what? You can't just say that it looks like shit without comparing it to something else that would make it look like said shit. It looks a hell of a lot better than anything currently out.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1204d ago
That "mountain" you are referring to is the Particle mesh which has a shader to render the dust cloud coming out of the volcano.
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JokesOnYou  +   1204d ago
I'm no Super Duper tech analyst but I trust my eyes and those UE4 pics look freak in sick, if next Gen engines will deliver these type of high end graphics I'm in no complaints, ha well I'm a gamer so I'm buying consoles that play great games either way.
Sony360  +   1204d ago
I wonder how you were able to see the "polygonal detail" without any wireframe or polygons being displayed in these images?

Unless you are able to tell the difference between normal maps, polygons, and what's tesselated on an object at a distance.

No. You can't.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1205d ago
Either way, i can't wait to see the UE4 demo that's suppose to be at E3.
john2  +   1205d ago
Same here. Let's hope that Epic will leak it before E3 :D
WeskerChildReborned  +   1205d ago
No way lol, i wan't to wait to see it :P
dorron  +   1205d ago
I'm not impressed at all...
h311rais3r  +   1205d ago
I'd hate to buy u a present :/
GamingPerson  +   1205d ago
This is running on Nvidia gpu!

See the light particles around the eyes?
http://www.dsogaming.com/wp...
http://www.dsogaming.com/wp...

like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Sony360  +   1204d ago
Don't be so bitter.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1205d ago
UE4 when is this going out?
cstyle  +   1205d ago
The real reason some of you aren't impressed is that you know that this engine will debut with the next gen xbox and it will look better than anything on PS3 and xbox360. Get over yourself guys, the engine is impressive and will probably blow away your favorite looking game this gen, as it should.
AdmiralSnake  +   1205d ago
oh...
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Trekster_Gamer  +   1205d ago
I just want a new XBOX that can handle either of these engines properly. They both will amaze us all with the right developer!
fucadastates  +   1205d ago
come on.. you dont want a new xbox.. you want a new playstation :D im trooooling :S
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Trekster_Gamer  +   1204d ago
Sorry had a PS3 and god rid of it after they kept taking options away.
Backwards compat.
install other OS
fucadastates  +   1204d ago
well, had an xbox, but the keep adding adds and want you to pay for free stuff.
2v1  +   1204d ago
the ue3 rrod mill of xbox
yabhero  +   1205d ago
Rumor is that WiiU is being tweaked to run this *squeal*
CryEngine 3 already confirmed to run smoothly on WiiU
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CryWolf  +   1204d ago
I believe CryEngine 3 looks a lot better then Next-Gen Unreal Engine graphically its unbelievable realistic compared to Unreal Engine 4.
CoLD FiRE  +   1204d ago
I'm not impressed by these pictures at all? I mean they sure do look nice but I expected something much much better. Also, I hope that we don't just get better graphics next gen but better physics and AI too.
modesign  +   1204d ago
unreal engine is nothing to be shocked about, im sure the average dev will butcher what ever title they create under UE4.
zero_cool  +   1204d ago
Euclideon says hello to epic games,crytek ect...

http://www.youtube.com/user...

http://www.euclideon.com/

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

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meowthemouse  +   1204d ago
The screenies on the right look WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better! I am worried that UE4 will give same results while demanding more power!
ninjahunter  +   1203d ago
Most impressive thing here:
Cryengine 2 particle test
XD then cryengine 3 cut some corners on that type of thing(PHYSICS AND SUCH) to add more shiny.

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