Epic Games News


Unreal Engine 3 HTML 5 tech demo released

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2013 7:30am PDT

"The Unreal Engine running in a browser without any plugins, purely on HTML 5, WebGL and JavaScript? Pull the other one, lass, it's got bells on," says someone or other. "I bet you believe everything The Man tells you." No, curious character! It's real and everything! Why, y...


"It has great performance at 5760x1080 on FF nightly, but it calculates FOV badly so it's really ..."

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Section 8 developer files for bankruptcy protection

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Section 8 developer and Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing various debts to companies like Epic Games and SouthPeak Interactive.


"I will always know them as the makers of Kohan. Wish they'd bring the series back. :("

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Gears of War movie gets Battleship, Ted producer

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2013 8:00am PDT

The Gears of War movie adaptation has been taken up by producer Scott Stuber (Battleship, Ted). Stuber will reportedly be developing a script with Epic Games, and shopping the movie to studios.


"GoW material would be just as well served by being a SyFy Orignal production. No need to spend ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment 'Call to Arms' map pack announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2013 7:15am PDT

The next Gears of War: Judgment map pack is titled "Call to Arms." It will be coming April 23 for Season Pass holders, or April 30 for everyone else.


Analyst: Gears and God of War prequels 'significantly underperform'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Two console-exclusive "of War" prequels released last month, as both Microsoft and Sony attempt to milk their biggest franchises one more time before the next generation begins. And sales are likely to fall short of both franchises' last numbered entries.


"Gears of War didn't have a CE. That did it for me. I've bought every GoW CE so far - I'll ..."

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PS4 'isn't quite as powerful as Epic was hoping for,' Digital Foundry reports

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 10:00am PDT

By comparing the first Unreal Engine 4 tech demo, running on a PC equipped with an Nvidia GTX 680, with the latest presentation running on a PlayStation. By analyzing the two, minute differences where the PS4 comes short can be found.


"Only really noticed Tessellation, Depth of Field, and some lighting issues the rest were about ..."

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Epic Games VP explains why PS4 is like 'the world's best PC'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 7:25am PDT

One of the biggest changes for the upcoming console generation is the switch to x86 architecture. What does Epic Games--developer of the near-ubiquitous Unreal Engine--have to say about it? Well, they're gushing as well.


"It also had things like tesselation and some other features that didn't hit until the next gen."

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Unreal Engine 4 to support HTML 5, will be 'end of drivers'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 4:15pm PDT

At the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games detailed the scalability and ease-of-use tools in its upcoming Unreal Engine 4.


"It depends on the browser and platform. It's up for a browser to use hardware acceleration. For ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 shown off in Infiltrator trailer

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 9:00am PDT

Epic Games showed off all the bells and whistles of its Unreal Engine 4 at GDC this week, giving developers an up close look at the ease of use of the tools and just how realistic the technology can make game look.


"What the heck is a game play camera, and how do you get "in" it?"

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Gears of War: Judgment free 'Haven' DLC out today

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 6:30am PDT

Why delay the inevitable? A stay of execution means nothing when you know they're baying for your blood and will extract it from with blade and boot. So, Lancers sharpened, Epic Games has released the free 'Haven' DLC a few days earlier than planned. The pack brings back the...


Gears of War: Judgment 'Warzone' mode found playable on disc

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 11:00am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment has a bit of leftover code on the disc from prior Gears games, letting users access the Warzone multiplayer mode.


Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer review: class act

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 21, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Epic Games and People Can Fly have given the traditional Gears of War multiplayer formula somewhat of an overhaul. The result is something that feels familiar, yet fresh and enjoyable, even if there's a fresh stench of DLC in the air.


"The whole thing feels like a cash-in rather than a Gears game honestly."

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Gears of War: Judgment single-player review: weak prequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Judgment is a superfluous and unnecessary addition to the Gears franchise. It fails to live up to the standard set by the previous three games with some pesky AI issues, limited level design, and characters that don't resonate nearly as well as those from the previous games.


"So because you're a fanboy, you deem this review garbage? I actually thought that it was pretty ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment to feature rotating 'Reaper' player

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 10:30am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will feature a special "Reaper" character, playable by one player per week who will be hand-picked based on his or her contributions to the community.


Former Epic president Mike Capps exits company fully

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 12:30pm PST

Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has broken from Epic Games completely, a change of course from the previous announcement that his stepping down would transition to a board of directors role.


"It's obvious that Rein is running the show at Epic, but in the past year, their agenda has ..."

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