Epic Games has released a video version of its gorgeous new Unreal Engine 3 tech demo, named Samaritan, which it debuted at the Game Developers Conference last week.
The sumptuous demo, which was running in real-time at the conference, shows off new engine features and gives a look at what Epic says it "wants to see in the next generation of games."
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Samaritan takes advantage of DirectX 11 features including tessellation and displacement, multisampled textures and Shader Model 5. It also uses subsurface scattering, Nvidia's Apex dynamics, Bokeh depth of field, image-based reflections, and other fancy technical wizzbangs and doohickeys.
Don't get too excited just yet, as the "next generation" part is key. While Epic did run the demo in real-time, it took a beastly PC with three GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards--the cheapest models of which cost around $500 apiece.
However, the features are now available to all developing with Unreal Engine 3, including in the latest version of the free Unreal Development Kit.