Today I will show you some of the technology news that has been going around the past weeks, featuring:
– Unreal Engine 3 and 4
– Valve’s plans.
Unreal Engine 4
The newly introduced Unreal Engine 4 at E3 is full of graphically new possibilities. One of the major features of this new engine is real-time global illumination – which means so much as that the light on objects and coming from objects are realtime calculated and rendered.
Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo
Although it is made for powerful systems, EPIC has no plans themselves to port the engine to WiiU. Instead the main engine to use for WiiU will be the Unreal Engine 3. Nonetheless did they say that the engine is perfectly scalable and
that it is technically possible for other developers to port games developed using Unreal Engine 4 to WiiU.To prove that this engine is scalable he says that Unreal Engine 4 will be able to run on mobile phones.
The already announced games for WiiU Arham City, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Mass Effect 3 are all
running on Unreal Engine 3. Unreal Engine 3 will also go to Windows 8 and Windows RT. On the side of WiiU for those interested: also Crytek’s Cryengine 3 will run smoothly on WiiU, an unannounced game is already under development for it.
Unreal Engine 3 Tech Demo
The first announced Unreal Engine 4 game will be of Epic themselves. The game will be titled ‘Fortnite’ and will feature a co-op sandbox survival game where the main objectives are to gather, build structures and fight monsters. Basicly Epic’s version of MineCraft in UE4?
Ofcourse, Unreal Engine 3 and 4 do not limit themselves to WiiU or PC, but are also able to run on Xbox360, PSVita, Playstation 3, iOS and in some minimized version on Android and Iphone.
Valve’s sick of limitations
For a totally different subject we go to Valve, the producer of the Steam platform and games such as Portal 2. Valve is really getting fed up by the limitations on the hardware of current PC’s and also the lack of creativity on designing new
ways of controlling the PC.That’s also the reason that they have started looking for an industrial designer. Valve would like to design a new type of gaming machine and also a new means of controlling the machine.
It’s not sure whether this will become a gaming console or a new type of PC yet.
Coming week we will come with new reviews, previews and at least one more video on our youtube channel.