Playstation 4 / Xbox 720 and Unreal Engine Update Discussed

Both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are now over 5 years old, and it is about time for some new consoles. Sony and Microsoft will be announcing their new consoles sometime over the next few years. Epic and Crytek are already getting their gaming engines ready for the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720. (The name Xbox 720 is not yet confirmed. Xbox 720 is currently only a pet name for the next Xbox console)

In an interview by Next Gen Biz, Epic co-founder Mark Rein has commented on the updated Unreal Engine and the upcoming Xbox 720 and Playstation 3 consoles:

"We’ve already built next-generational features into UE3. If you saw Samaritan at GDC this year, that was super-high-end stuff. We didn’t hide the fact that that is our proposal for what next gen should be. And those DX11 features have been in the UDK since just after GDC, so customers have been working with that for several months. We don’t know what the next-gen consoles will be, when they’ll come and how much power they’ll have, or how much of a generational leap there’ll be, so it’s really hard to say. But if the next generation of consoles is the DX11 generation, then UE3 can already do that"

"Does it become Unreal Engine 4? Possibly. We just don’t know yet. I think we’ll have a pretty good idea of that in about a year’s time"

You can read the entire interview here.