We’re constantly surprised by the incredible worlds that game developers are able to create, but we’re never satisfied with the visuals for very long. Where Half-Life 2 once shocked a generation of gamers, it can’t even begin to stand up to many of the independent games being released in 2015.
If you thought Mozilla importing the Unreal Engine 3 onto Firefox was impressive, just wait until you get a load of what they’ve done with Unreal Engine 4. Less than a year after Mozilla showed off its successful port of the gaming engine behind the latest Bioshock and Mass Effect games into its web browser, the organization has come back with another video that gives us the first glimpse of its port of Unreal Engine 4. The video gives a brief two-minute tour of areas in the games Epic’s Soul and Swing Ninja and they look nothing short of stunning. Of course, this trailer is only one short little demonstration and we still don’t know whether Mozilla has solved a lot issues with latency and long load times that it was dealing with at this time last year. The full video is posted below. More →
Some of the most popular games of all time have been built using Epic Games’s Unreal gaming engine. The latest version of the Unreal engine, Unreal Engine 4, was recently shown off by Epic Senior technical artist Alan Willard in a Game Trailers video. The artist highlights the engine’s dynamic particle lighting system, demonstrating the technology in real time. A second video shows some of the features Willard demonstrated in a fully rendered scene. The engine has the potential to create truly beautiful games and it will be interesting to see how Epic’s technology fares against Crytek’s upcoming CryENGINE 3. The two videos highlighting Unreal Engine 4 follow below. More →