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Another Look at the Stunning Next-Gen Unreal

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Another Look at the Next Generation Unreal

The next-generation Unreal Engine technologies ran on THREE GeForce GTX 580 GPUs when it was shown at the Game Developers Conference. It was remarkable what was done on current technology, though few people out there actually have that much pixel power in their machines.

Now Epic has released another video to Kotaku (embedded above) showcasing the technology in its amazing new engine version. Not only is it something that's made for next-generation hardware, but it also considers Apple iOS devices and even Sony's NGP.

The "Samaritan" video was a stunning example of the kind of real-time graphics that is possible. Check that one again below:

Watch Epic's Mind Blowing Graphics in Video

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    boogien8 , April 10, 2011 7:18 AM
    *yawn* now get some good games out! What good is all these awesome graphics if the game itself sux? heh
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    rmmil978 , April 10, 2011 7:05 AM
    Wow. That looks...unreal.
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    boogien8 , April 10, 2011 7:18 AM
    *yawn* now get some good games out! What good is all these awesome graphics if the game itself sux? heh
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    alfaalex101 , April 10, 2011 7:18 AM
    I'm pretty sure they used music from UT99 for that :p 
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    rohitbaran , April 10, 2011 7:19 AM
    It all looks molded in plastic.
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    Anonymous , April 10, 2011 7:21 AM
    nothing special in my view,, CryEngine 2 with DX10 looks much more realistic
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    joytech22 , April 10, 2011 7:22 AM
    I tested the SDK myself and there's no option (EDIT: Forgot to mention I'm using the beta sdk) for NGP OR Android, just iOS (talking about mobile devices).

    I wish developers would take the time to actually develop something graphically demanding like this for PC's, set a benchmark for all other games like Crysis did back in 2007.
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    Assmar , April 10, 2011 8:08 AM
    Youtube videos have compression issues, even at 1080p.
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    JOSHSKORN , April 10, 2011 8:09 AM
    I don't really care what Unreal Engine they have...because to be honest, game developers are going to keep making crappy console ports.
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    elcentral , April 10, 2011 8:22 AM
    Unreal is whot crysis 2 isent awsome
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    Anonymous , April 10, 2011 8:26 AM
    I guess my new laptop just got ancient. But it suuuuure looks GOOD! I especially found the hair amazing. But if it takes 3x g580 just to demo it, its gonna take a while until us normal people can use it. With Crysis it took over a year until normal people could enjoy it fully. With this... unknown.
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    Miyasashi , April 10, 2011 9:01 AM
    Wipeout_Swe:

    Well I always think Unreal games look decent wether or not you can play it on Full, atleast they make sure anybody can play it even on a lesser computers.
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    andrewcutter , April 10, 2011 11:06 AM
    @miyashi crysis can be played on any system you want. ofcourse you want it to be the best possible graphics needed good system but to my eyes crysis at low was still better than other games and looked decent. it even would possibly run on integrated graphics i think. 800 by 600 with low that is.
    there was never a problem of crysis never running on a system. the problem was that everyone tried to up the graphics and play it on a system.
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    jednx01 , April 10, 2011 2:00 PM
    Wow... Color me impressed. Game graphics technology never ceases to amaze me. Unfortunately, I'm betting that my current AMD 6950 setup won't be able to run that. I wonder when they're going to release a game that uses this game engine. Given that it would need to run on the xbox 360 and ps3, I doubt it will be any time in the next year or so. It was on the iOS though, so it is possible that they would water it down to fit onto consoles.
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    roleki , April 10, 2011 2:02 PM
    Despite whatever advantage the CryEngine is perceived to have over UE3, UE3 titles still outnumber CE games by a margin of 5 to 1... I wouldn't expect that disparity to narrow with the next generation of tools. So as a PC gamer, this tech demo has me pretty stoked, just hope the next generation of hardware can bring it all out.
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    schmich , April 10, 2011 2:32 PM
    After having played lots and lots of BF:BC2 I cannot think of games without destruction. Would be nice if Unreal could tackle that feature.

    Sure their environments look great but when a huge explosion doesn't even leave a single mark on the static environment it removes the sense of power in the explosion and lots of gameplay possibilities. It's fine for arcade games but for others, no destruction feels very childish.
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    dalta centauri , April 10, 2011 3:41 PM
    DR4nothing special in my view,, CryEngine 2 with DX10 looks much more realistic

    Actually, they look on par with one another while the Unreal Engine has a few better features. Main point is the foliage, which looks just as brilliant as the fames forestation in the cryengine.
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    wishmaster12 , April 10, 2011 4:16 PM
    i think ill stick to textures, looks great anyways
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    ProDigit10 , April 10, 2011 4:49 PM
    boogien8*yawn* now get some good games out! What good is all these awesome graphics if the game itself sux? heh

    True!
    Gameplay has suffered tremendously at graphics expense.

    Or perhaps games that look really "unreal" are more fun to play than realistic looking games?
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    ProDigit10 , April 10, 2011 4:54 PM
    I think a 6950 can bring out all these eye-candy goodies on a single monitor, be it at a 1024 or 1080p resolution.

    Even a 6850 might do.

    The 5800 series cards probably could do it too on a 720p resolution.
    The video you saw above loads standard in 360p, and does not look bad at all. Even at 480p it looks pretty crisp!
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    wh3resmycar , April 10, 2011 5:54 PM

    ProDigit10I think a 6950 can bring out all these eye-candy goodies on a single monitor, be it at a 1024 or 1080p resolution.Even a 6850 might do.The 5800 series cards probably could do it too on a 720p resolution.The video you saw above loads standard in 360p, and does not look bad at all. Even at 480p it looks pretty crisp!


    just because the video you're watching is @ xxxp doesn't necessarily mean that the actual rendered scene is rendered at that resolution.
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