Epic Games plans 'to drag this industry into the next generation' with Unreal Engine 4
Did you know that tech publication Wired can travel through time? It can, and it has seen the future of video games. And you know what? The future is Epic... Games, that is.
Today, Wired released a fresh set of screens created via Unreal Engine 4, the graphics engine that Epic is preparing for the next generation of consoles. You can take a look at the screens, and the future of game graphics, from the original source (but read the rest of the article first!).
"There is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of our engine team and our studio to drag this industry into the next generation," Epic's Design Director Cliff Bleszinski told the publication. "It is up to Epic, and [CEO and Technical Director] Tim Sweeney in particular, to motivate Sony and Microsoft not to phone in what these next consoles are going to be. It needs to be a quantum leap. They need to damn near render Avatar in real time, because I want it and gamers want it—even if they don't know they want it."
Sounds pretty insistent, doesn't he. I can't blame him. I too am eager to see games that look like that. Are you readers intrigued, even excited, at the thought of next-gen games looking like that? Let us know in the comment box below.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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