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Unreal Engine 4 Due Next Console Generation

Video gaming technology just keeps getting better and better…

Following Epic’s statement that the next iteration of its popular Unreal Engine development tools will target the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox first, president Mike Capps has roughly estimated that the next generation will run from 2012 to 2018.

“We’ve got Unreal [Engine] 4 in production right now,” Capps said at GamesFest, according to Gamasutra “It’s going to be in the next console generation–our rough guess is 2012 [to] 2018.”

In its early years, Epic was primarily focused on PC software and technology with titles such as Jazz Jackrabbit and Unreal Tournament. Like many other formerly PC-centric companies, such as Microsoft, the studio has since become a major player in the console market.

“Version 4 [of Unreal Engine] will exclusively target the next console generation,” founder Tim Sweeney said earlier this year. “Microsoft’s successor for the Xbox 360, Sony’s successor for the Playstation 3–and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs, then that also…PCs will follow after that.”

The current version of Epic’s Unreal technology, Unreal Engine 3, has proven to be a popular choice for numerous PC and consoles developers as they craft titles for multiple platforms while attempting to take advantage of each platform’s strengths.

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By | 2008-07-24T20:20:52+00:00 July 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unreal Engine 4 Due Next Console Generation

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