Epic Revealing Unreal Engine 4 In 2012, ‘Already On Next-Gen Consoles’
Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has dropped the biggest hint yet about the existence of next-gen consoles such as the rumoured Next Xbox and PS4.
At the DICE summit, a developer gathering in Las Vegas this week, Rein confirmed that Epic would reveal Unreal Engine 4 later in the year.
“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 told G4TV.
Unreal Engine 4 is also currently running with “systems we can’t name yet,” Rein is reported to have said during the DICE Awards.
GDC, the Game Developers Conference, takes place next month – at last year’s event Epic unveiled its vision of next-gen games – the Samaritan Demo.
The system could of course be Wii U, but a company like Epic – whose Unreal Engine 3 powers games like Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War 3 and BioShock Infinite – will want to ensure its tech works with cutting-edge platforms.
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