Another Look at the Stunning Next-Gen 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:

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • rmmil978
    Wow. That looks...unreal.
  • boogien8
    *yawn* now get some good games out! What good is all these awesome graphics if the game itself sux? heh
  • alfaalex101
    I'm pretty sure they used music from UT99 for that :P
  • rohitbaran
    It all looks molded in plastic.
  • nothing special in my view,, CryEngine 2 with DX10 looks much more realistic
  • joytech22
    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.
  • Assmar
    Youtube videos have compression issues, even at 1080p.
    I don't really care what Unreal Engine they have...because to be honest, game developers are going to keep making crappy console ports.
  • elcentral
    Unreal is whot crysis 2 isent awsome
  • 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.