Epic Shows Off Unreal Engine 4

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Obviously, the fact that you're here at TA means that you're a savvy gamer who understands the importance of things like game engines. These powerful pieces of tech provide the backbone upon which our favorite games are molded.

For most people, if they're going to know one game engine, it's bound to be Epic's Unreal Engine, which has been used in a wide variety of games ranging from Alice: Madness Returns to Zumba Fitness, and of course been used to create Epic titles such as Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War 3.

As time marches on, it becomes necessary to create bigger and more powerful game engines, and that time has come for the Unreal Engine, which is about to enter its fourth iteration. To show off the new technology, Epic has released a pair of videos showcasing the Unreal Engine 4 - one featuring a beautifully-rendered in-game cinematic, and the other featuring Epic Games' Senior Technical Artist, Alan Willard, providing a real-time tech demo.

What are your thoughts on Unreal Engine 4? Do any of you have experience with the engine and are excited about the improvements that are coming? What games do you think will be amongst the first to utilize it?
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.