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?