G4TV reports that Unreal Engine 4 will be revealed sometime this year. The announcement was made by Epic Games vice president Mark Rein at the DICE 2012 summit while he was talking to G4TV about Epic founder Tim Sweeney's contribution to the gaming world.
"People are going to be shocked later this year when they see Unreal Engine 4 and how much more profound an effect it will have," Rein said.
Epic is expected to reveal more information about Unreal Engine 4 later today at DICE 2012. In the meantime, additional reports are claiming that Mark Rein is saying that Unreal Engine 4 is already up and running on a variety of hardware "including systems we can't name yet."
It's easy to speculate that Epic has Unreal Engine 4 running on an iPad 3, the Wii U and Microsoft's Next Xbox SDK. Heck, it might even be up and running on Apple's rumored iTV, but highly unlikely any kind of PlayStation 4 is in the picture (could be wrong though).
If Epic dishes out a press release sometime today, we'll post it right here, so stay tuned.
"There is a long life ahead for Unreal Engine 3. Version 4 will exclusively target the next console generation, Microsoft's successor for the Xbox 360, Sony's successor for the Playstation 3 - and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs, then that also. PCs will follow after that"
I hated him for this.
Yeah, basically all developers have snubbed the PC. That's why basically all games have been held back in technical sophistication; it's so those games will fit on the consoles. I think I saw somewhere that console versions of games sell about 10 times higher than PC versions of those games. Also I think the number of PCs with superior hardware to consoles is much higher which just makes this situation look much worse if true.
ipad and iphone 3 ipod touch 3 run unreal 3.
i was hoping they made an engine that ran better on lesser hardware, as in look at crysis 1 to crysis 2, about the same graphics with out dx11 but crysis 2 ran so much better.
lets hope that this isnt a brute force engine and it has some amount of finesse.
UE3 already runs on iPad, iPad2, iPhone, iPod Touch, and several Android devices. Here's a list of iPad games that run on UE3:
Desert Zombies-Last Stand
Epic makes the Unreal Engine extremely scaleble so it can run on low-end hard and take advantage of high-end hardware. If memory servers me right, UE4 is supposed to highly threaded as well which will be great for things like Tegra 3 tablets, 4 to 16 thread PC processors, and probably most of the next-gen consoles.
A bunch of us PC gamers need more reason to upgrade our PCs. having a 5yrs old 9800GT PC able to play a 2010 game Assasin Creed 2 brotherhood @ Max detail @ 1680x1050 is just SOOO WRONG.