Edge Magazines 251th issue reveals more about Epic’s next generation game engine, the Unreal Engine 4.
The feature goes into more detail, not only about the engine but also about some of the things to expect with the way next-gen games will be built.
The games will be cross-generational for one – the same games will be made for current generation of hardware and the next. Or at least that is what we can expect from the early days of the new console cycle. That pretty much means you can expect titles like Watch Dogs to be available for both next gen, and current gen systems
Tim Sweeny, the mind behind all Unreal Engines, isn’t sure about how a game with a $100 million budget will look like but he expects it to look much better than the demos they have shown off.
Another bonus of the UE4 is that it will put an end to streaming content from CD’s – this will put an end to texture pop-in that Unreal Engine 3 is infamously known for. On top of that, you can also expect characters in UE games to look less like plastic.
This was one of the issues with current gen consoles because the developers ended up using simple shaders due to the lack of RAM availability .
So far, the future of next generation games looks to be bright. A lot of game development studios are already investing in their own next game engines. Don’t be surprised if the first batch of next gen games give your eyeballs a run for their money.
Source – NeoGaf