Unreal Engine 4 reveal “hopefully later this year”

Samaritan running on single Nvidia card.

March 7, 2012 / 09:55 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Epic Games showed off Unreal Engine 4 to “select licensees, partners and prospective customers during the exhibition” at the Game Developers Conference today. 

When will the public get a look at it? “Hopefully later this year,” according to Epic VP Mark Rein (via Stephen Totilo).

Last year, Epic showed off its now infamous ‘Samaritan’ demo running on 3 GTX 580 Nvidia cards. At GDC today, it showed the demo running on a single, not yet released Kepler Nvidia card.

The longterm goal, according to Rein, “is to be able to do Samaritan in Flash.” And its already one step closer. Epic showcased the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III running in Flash today.

Unsurprisngly, Unreal Engine 4 is “blowing people’s socks off,” Rein teased. We’ll find out how loose our socks are come later this year.

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  • Kougeru

    They also said the Next XBOX would need to be 10 times stronger to be able to run Unreal 4. The rumored specs are no where NEAR that much stronger…and thats set for release in 2013 (rumored). They’re really gonna have to push the power and price on the next XBOX to compete with PCs power…every generantion the gap widens. This is why I think the next generation (afteR Wii U, ps4 ect) is gonna be the last console generation before the gap gets too wide

  • captainhowdy

    Yes! I’m excited to see how this thing will look. I also want to see how the new IP’s with Unreal Engine 4 look and play.

    Can’t wait for the review.