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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" ..."

- the archvile see all 3 comments

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 ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 82 comments

Unreal Engine 4 videos show off tech demos

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2012 6:00am PDT

As promised, at E3 Epic properly lifted the wraps off its next-generation engine, Unreal Engine 4. While the real-time cinematic teased before is jolly nice and all, the real highlight is a good long look at the tech and tools themselves.

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"Nice to see them moving away from an inheritance based entity system to a component based one. ..."

- Professer12 see all 36 comments

Unreal Engine 4 and Epic's 'responsibility' to push next-gen consoles

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2012 6:45am PDT

While fans speculate about the hardware powering the next console generation, Epic has unveiled the wraps engine that'll power plenty of next-gen games. Unreal Engine 4 will bring new tech and tools to please players and developers alike.

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"I believe me I have tried. I have sat there with a bare bones level with some terrain, some ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 60 comments

Unreal Engine 4 to be much more advanced than Samaritan demo

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 12, 2012 12:30pm PDT

"If Samaritan looked like a piece of ****, that's what Unreal Engine 4 would look like," Rein told us.

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"Maybe he just means you can only make brown looking games with it."

- dlr(2) see all 51 comments

Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' Unreal Engine demo in Flash

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2012 4:15pm PST

You can now have a go on Epic's Flash-based browser version of Unreal Engine 3, as its Epic Citadel is now up and running in Flash for everyone to try. Despite the added overheads, the Flash UE3 only suffers around a 30% performance hit.

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"uh it still runs like a regular game (need updated drivers & powerful hardware)"

- kn00tcn see all 23 comments

Unreal 'Samaritan' demo requires ten times Xbox 360's processing power

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2012 9:00am PST

Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks about the power requirements to handle the Unreal Engine 3 "Samaritan" demo, shedding new light on the increased requirements for UE4.

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"indeed, plus if you look at modern ps3 games, a lot of 'gpu' stuff is being moved onto the cpu"

- kn00tcn see all 41 comments

Report: Unreal Engine 4 to be revealed in 2012

By Steve Watts, Feb 10, 2012 12:30pm PST

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein suggests the company will begin showing off Unreal Engine 4 this year.

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"I imgagine there should be a way to get good lagless mouse input and make it an option within ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 44 comments

Unreal Development Kit adds Mac support

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 20, 2011 7:15am PDT

Epic's free version of Unreal Engine 3 can now produce games for Mac OS X, thanks to the new September beta.

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"Teehee! You said "aluminium", the way it's supposed to be spelled, not aluminum. I've narrowed ..."

- aoleon see all 2 comments

Epic boss Mike Capps speaks on industry uncertainty, $1 apps

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 20, 2011 11:15am PDT

The games industry is at an inflection point, Epic's president has said, with factors including 99ยข apps making the future uncertain.

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"Did you even read my damn post? I said there is money to be made on the PC and keep their ..."

- ShXIII see all 60 comments

Watch the Unreal Engine 3 'Samaritan' tech demo

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2011 8:45am PST

The gorgeous Unreal Engine 3 tech demo 'Samaritan' shown off at GDC 2011 is now available in handy video form for all to enjoy.

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"Yeah, because as we all know, kids aren't influenced by games and movies!"

- athmpsn see all 52 comments

Unreal Development Kit Launches iOS Support, Jazz Jackrabbit Teased [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2010 12:00pm PST

[Update: 4:40 12/16] As we thought, the Jazz Jackrabbit game is simply a tutorial project intended to ease devs into iOS development with the UDK. [Original] If yo

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"so... yesterday this site was reporting the cancellation of a video game adaptation of Ender's ..."

- panbient see all 11 comments

iPhone Support Coming to Unreal Development Kit, 'Epic Citadel' Hits 1 Million Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2010 7:47am PDT

Developers and tech fans thrilled by Epic's free iPhone tech demo 'Epic Citadel' will be delighted to hear that support for developing on Apple's...

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"IMHO Rage's engine for iPhone looked a lot better, it's a shame they're probably not licensing ..."

- SabinRaijin see all 37 comments