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Unreal Engine 4 Reveal With New Hardware - Analyst

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Unreal Engine 4 is likely to be revealed publicly alongside the reveal of new console hardware, an industry analyst has predicted.

Published on Mar 12, 2012

Unreal Engine 4 was showcased behind closed doors at GDC in San Francisco last week. Epic's Mark Rein has since said that the new engine makes the studio's Samaritan demo look 'feeble' by comparison.

While Unreal Engine 4 has not been unveiled publicly, EEDAR President and CEO Greg Short has predicted that Epic will likely lift the lid on its new engine alongside new console hardware.

Speaking with NowGamer, Short explained, "From a marketing standpoint it would stand to reason that any announcement around Unreal 4 or other major upgrades to engine middleware providers will occur very closely to the announcement of new hardware."

"Since the majority of new features will be designed to maximise these devices they would not be able to promote that fact until the hardware itself had been unveiled."

Jones also added, "Everyone will be looking to E3 this year to see what is announced (if anything!)."

Interestingly enough, Epic also confirmed that the public would see more of Unreal Engine 4 later in 2012.

Could an Unreal Engine 4 reveal appear alongside an Xbox 720 or PS4 unveiling? We'll keep our eyes open for more details.

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