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Unreal Engine aiming to be 'next level' Minecraft

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2014 8:30am PDT

Unreal Engine general manager Ray Davis says the team has been inspired by Minecraft, and wants to make its building tools as fun and easy to use as the popular game.

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"Yeah; I sighed at the title at first, thinking it was a reference to Fortnite, but making level ..."

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Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

In a new video released by Epic, Zak Parrish walks through some of the new features of the Unreal Engine's latest iteration.

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Unreal Engine 4 now available via monthly subscription model

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 9:15am PDT

Developers that are interested in making games off Unreal Engine will be able to do so for cheap through a new monthly subscription model. For...

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"how anyone manages to ship anything without a lot of programming support would be amazing ..."

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Epic shows Unreal 4 Engine running in-browser

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2014 10:30am PDT

Epic Games and Mozilla have partnered for a new tech video, showing two Unreal Engine 4 demos running in-browser without plugins.

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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...

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

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- EternaLife see all 14 comments

Heavy Gear Assault shows off Unreal Engine 4 trailer

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 2:40pm PDT

MekTek Studios and Stompy Bot Productions announced today that Heavy Gear Assault will use Unreal Engine 4, and released a new trailer to show it off.

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"I loved and miss heavy gear. So fucking awesome. Amazing music too. "

- d0gbert see all 9 comments

Primal Carnage: Genesis brings dinosaurs to PS4 and PC

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2013 9:18pm PDT

Primal Carnage: Genesis is an episodic Unreal Engine 4-powered first-person shooter for PS4 and PC.

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"man that fighter was awesome. it was near the end of the snes life so it wasnt as popular"

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Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' for Android

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 11:45am PST

Epic has released its free 'Epic Citadel' app for Android devices, letting users show off the visuals and use a benchmarking mode to track frames per second and resolution.

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"43.3 FPS on my HTC Amaze 4G (960x540). High Performance. Looks pretty good!"

- djdisco see all 39 comments

Epic launches Seattle studio to push Unreal Engine 4 development

By John Keefer, Sep 06, 2012 11:30am PDT

Epic Games has announced the formation of an as-of-yet unnamed Seattle studio that will focus further developing Unreal Engine 4 technology, and they are hiring.

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"Given the recent layoffs in that area, I'm sure they won't have any problems filling those jobs."

- Wikus Van De Merwe see all 14 comments

The 'philosophical' improvements of Unreal Engine 4

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Epic's senior staff talks about the philosophical shift in creating Unreal Engine 4, and how it hopes that designers will get more direct control over the projects.

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"I sighed at Sweeney's "connectedness" remark. The current generation's idea of "connectedness" ..."

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Fortnite is the first Unreal Engine 4 game, exclusive to PC

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

Epic Games' Fortnite will be the company's first game to take advantage of Unreal Engine 4. And, it's exclusive to PC.

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"It's possible. My thinking is that they toned down the art assets because they wanted to avoid ..."

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