Epic Games has released some screenshots of the new Unreal Engine 4. It offers a preview of what developers can accomplish using the engine for the PlayStation 4. (Click each image for the full size.)
New Unreal Engine 4 “Elemental” real-time demonstration presented at PlayStation Meeting 2013
NEW YORK (February 20, 2013) – Epic Games, Inc. today revealed a new version of its “Elemental” real-time demonstration, the premier showcase for the studio’s breakthrough Unreal Engine 4 game engine technology, running on the PlayStation ® 4 computer entertainment system at today’s PlayStation Meeting 2013.
"We are thrilled to build onto our long-established success with PlayStation ®," said Tim Sweeney, Epic’s founder and chief executive officer. “Unreal Engine 4 is expertly designed for the next generation of game development and the outstanding power of PlayStation 4. Today’s demonstration offers a preview of what developers can accomplish using our tools to create games for PlayStation 4."
In the new presentation, a scene featuring the fiery mallet-wielding Elemental knight picks up where the original demo ends. Unreal Engine 4’s high-end rendering capabilities are evident, as dynamic lighting and shadowing bring intensity to contrasting volcanic and snowy vistas. Real-time reflections, subsurface scattering and GPU-powered particle effects fill the screen space with visual gems as a new ice behemoth cracks free from a frozen mountain and emerges with a radiant, frosty bellow.