The team at Epic Games have showcased the next Unreal 4 Engine demo at GDC last week, all things being equal, it’s the best unreal 4 engine demo yet, we investigate why.
If there is one thing we have come to expect from the unreal engine is its ability to deliver benchmark-setting visuals at optimal framerates that flow like a soft piece of silk in a cool breeze, no matter what hardware it is rendered on – the Unreal 3 engine is a testament to this. The main reason for its success is because the team at Epic games live by a philosophy that many game developers quickly disregard, it can be summarized as follows:
- They will not release a buggy, stuttering and otherwise incomplete game engine. The result, a feeling of deep gameplay immersion that leaves a sense of satisfaction long after the game is forgotten, Unreal Tournament 3 proved this.
- The Infinity blade iOS tablet-based games are a testament to just what the Unreal Engine developers can deliver from even the most limited hardware.
- They believe in long term commitment to a project, not fly-by-night releases – the Unreal Engine 4 has been in development since 2003.
- Lastly, the Gears of War series has demonstrated the longevity of an engine that is developed perfectly from the onset, initially announced in 2006 as the first game to run on the Unreal Engine 3, its latest installment titled Gears of War Judgement was announced in 2012 -6 years on- also releases on the Unreal Engine 3.
For a demonstration of exactly what to expect from the Unreal Engine 4 check out the GDC demo release titled: Infiltrator – it is bound to get you excited for what is about to come.