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Watch the Next-Generation Unreal Graphics NOW

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 70 comments

Epic Games is now more than just a games developer – it's an engine technology maker that licenses its software to other developers to help designers make the games rather than the tools.

At GDC, Epic showed off the most bleeding-edge version of Unreal Engine 3. It was so advanced that it could be called Unreal Engine 4 -- except that it runs all on present-day hardware. Of course, it took no less than three GeForce GTX 580 in SLI to get this done, but it's amazing to think that something like this is possible with readily available hardware. Now all we need is the software.

You've seen the screenshots; now feast your eyes on it in motion:

Watch Epic's Mind Blowing Graphics in Video

And just in case you wanted to see some of the high-res stills, here are the screenshots once again:

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    seboj , March 11, 2011 12:01 PM
    illuminatuzman!! before you make any more of such engines that can make a new PC go down the lane by 10 years, mention the minimum/recommended PC requirements to play it!! Its a pain in the ass to keep upgrading the PC every now and then!! leave PS and XBOX alone!!! FFS don't get so n00b!!! There are people who want to play!! not just watch!! use this technology in making MOVIES!!! or atleast use simpler algorithms so that our graphics cards can ease out a little instead of so much complex ones that throws our brand new pc look like an old 1900's scrap!!!! please for god's sake!!!



    Yes, Epic, please stop your technological progression so that this guy doesn't have to buy a new computer part.
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    unionoob , March 11, 2011 10:14 AM
    sadly its on youtube and stream quality will be bad :( 

    Is there anywhere to download 1080p video instead of youtube?
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    tony singh , March 11, 2011 10:16 AM
    Days of my hd 4870 are going to end soon ;) 
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    ZyxMEvEuuxcZ , March 11, 2011 10:40 AM
    I not impressed at all
    Human face still don't look 100% realistic.
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    sudeshc , March 11, 2011 10:47 AM
    Ultra smooth graphics dam good.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 11, 2011 10:48 AM
    illuminatuzman!! before you make any more of such engines that can make a new PC go down the lane by 10 years, mention the minimum/recommended PC requirements to play it!! Its a pain in the ass to keep upgrading the PC every now and then!! leave PS and XBOX alone!!! FFS don't get so n00b!!! There are people who want to play!! not just watch!! use this technology in making MOVIES!!! or atleast use simpler algorithms so that our graphics cards can ease out a little instead of so much complex ones that throws our brand new pc look like an old 1900's scrap!!!! please for god's sake!!!

    You! You're the type of person that's the reason that this is not standard yet on PC's.

    + this is only development, it's not like anyone is insane enough to release games that actually need this at this stage. Perhaps in 2-3 years time, and then we will still have settings for LOWERED QUALITY.
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2011 11:21 AM
    HE'S GOT SOME REAL PURTY LIPS THAR.

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    schmich , March 11, 2011 11:32 AM
    Some things looked great, whilst others not so much. Also one thing I dislike about the Unreal engines is that their environments are very static so all games are arcade-like. It's much more fun when you can destroy everything like in the Frostbite engine.

    TH: have you still not fixed the logins on posting? Lets say I write a post, click submit and then TH says I'm not logged. So I login on that popup and then the page is refreshed and the post is completely gone!
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    Rizlla , March 11, 2011 11:37 AM
    Looks very good. I will have to get that 6950 sooner then.
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    seboj , March 11, 2011 12:01 PM
    illuminatuzman!! before you make any more of such engines that can make a new PC go down the lane by 10 years, mention the minimum/recommended PC requirements to play it!! Its a pain in the ass to keep upgrading the PC every now and then!! leave PS and XBOX alone!!! FFS don't get so n00b!!! There are people who want to play!! not just watch!! use this technology in making MOVIES!!! or atleast use simpler algorithms so that our graphics cards can ease out a little instead of so much complex ones that throws our brand new pc look like an old 1900's scrap!!!! please for god's sake!!!



    Yes, Epic, please stop your technological progression so that this guy doesn't have to buy a new computer part.
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    Tmanishere , March 11, 2011 12:24 PM
    Can I run this on my Riva TNT?
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    C00lIT , March 11, 2011 12:27 PM

    I am sure my 260GTX on a Phenom965 will run it... Obviously on lowered detail.

    Those who whine about .... Oww noes... must upgrade.... GET A PS3 !!!
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    dimar , March 11, 2011 12:41 PM
    Hopefully it will work with graphics on highest without antialiasing on GTX 570 and up.
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    f-14 , March 11, 2011 12:48 PM
    isn't this a repeat news article?
    cripes the 8.9 japan quake is more news then this will be as it's going to affect parts manufacturing and supply for the next year atleast!
    why is Tom's repeating old news?
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    LATTEH , March 11, 2011 12:51 PM
    Quote:
    Some things looked great, whilst others not so much. Also one thing I dislike about the Unreal engines is that their environments are very static so all games are arcade-like. It's much more fun when you can destroy everything like in the Frostbite engine.

    TH: have you still not fixed the logins on posting? Lets say I write a post, click submit and then TH says I'm not logged. So I login on that popup and then the page is refreshed and the post is completely gone!



    thats not the engines fault its the dev's unreal actually comes with destroyable meshes (well theres a new feature that allows you to detroy meshes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0choe-RqxQY&feature=related


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anoH3JQJGlA&feature=feedrec_grec_index
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    soundping , March 11, 2011 12:53 PM
    Still looks computer generated.
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    scrumworks , March 11, 2011 1:21 PM
    Old news again Tom!
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    warezme , March 11, 2011 1:21 PM
    hey illuminbutznutz..., get a clue will you. Stick with your tired console and don't upgrade your ancient 486 but don't expect the rest of us to wait around...
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    Zeh , March 11, 2011 1:56 PM
    Wasn't this new posted here before?
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    illuminatuz , March 11, 2011 1:57 PM
    dude.. c'mon im not being retarded.. i mean not everyone is rich like you guys.. think of those who cant afford and all.. if there is pirated releases for ps and xbox.. even ill buy 'em!! but thats not the thing.. hardware must give a good upgrade over a period of time a major update would do rather doing small updates over a period of time continuously..
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