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Unreal Engine Has Been Set Free

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 02, 2015 12:30pm PST

Today, Tim Sweeney announced a shocking new price for popular game development tool, Unreal Engine 4.


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 ..."

- Oninusar see all 70 comments

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."

- h0cake see all 33 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.


"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.


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

- Chandler55 see all 7 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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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 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.


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

- dlr(2) see all 51 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.


"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.


"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 Engine 4 release aiming for 'day one' on next-gen consoles

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 26, 2011 3:45pm PDT

Epic Games president Mike Capps talks about the strategies behind developing Unreal Engine 4, and how the company wants to be ready for the next-gen consoles on "day one."


"The Unreal demo was more than just looks... there are techniques going on in that demo which are ..."

- Gwyndion see all 62 comments

Unreal Engine 4 ready 'around 2014,' Epic says

By Steve Watts, Sep 27, 2011 8:00am PDT

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney talks about the current development of Unreal Engine 4, and the challenge of designing for multi-core systems.


"Eventually AI will be so dynamic, why play multiplayer? When you can devote an entire core to ..."

- Jobos see all 59 comments