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Unreal Engine 4 Into Full Development This Year?

Some might say it's too early to look forward to the next generation, but then again, without forward thinking, it's easy to stall and stagnate. And Epic Games obviously agrees with that sentiment.

Many FPS fans are still probably enjoying Unreal Tournament 3, and we've already seen many next-gen titles that use the effective Unreal Engine 3. But now, Unreal Engine 4.0 should be in the works, which may mean Unreal Tournament 4 will debut with the next generation of consoles, as Engine 4.0 is designed specifically for things like the PS4 and Xbox 720. It was almost three years ago that Epic's Mark Reini revealed they've already started work on the fourth iteration of the popular engine, and the VideoGamesBlogger reminds us what Epic Games' Tim Sweeney said back in March:

"There is a long life ahead for Unreal Engine 3. [Unreal Engine] Version 4 will exclusively target the next console generation, Microsofts successor for the Xbox 360 [AKA Xbox 720], Sonys successor for the PlayStation 3 [AKA PlayStation 4] - and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs [AKA Wii 2], then that also. PCs will follow after that."

Rein later clarified by saying that Unreal Engine 4 will be for the PC as well as the next generation of home consoles; it won't be for this generation's set of the PS3 and 360. However, the source says development on the fourth Unreal engine "will fully start some time in 2008." Yep, that's forward thinking all right. We're talking about some pretty nifty technology, after all, so they'll need the time, but by now, we have complete faith in Epic.

Related Game(s): Unreal Tournament 3

6/8/2008 Ben Dutka

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tanner1
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 6:45:31 AM
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Xbox 720 how stupid does th@ sound

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Solidgearz
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 8:34:30 AM

LOL

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Klint
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 2:07:55 PM

Probably only named it the Xbox 360 so that they didn't have to have the Xbox 2 competing with the PlayStation 3. Since 3 is better than 2 :0

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MarvelZombies
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 7:03:04 AM
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You mean Shitbox720

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Solidgearz
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 8:34:41 AM

LOL!!

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LCF
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 8:27:05 AM
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hmm Cell quad-core in the PS4.It would only take 2 PS4 to make a super computer lol.Heres to hope'in!

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Odd Child
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 2:29:58 PM
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I don't even like thinking about a PS4 yet, PS3 isn't that old.

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Solidgearz
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 8:37:45 AM

when i read the Playstation 4, i was like, what? the PS3 is a new console, its expected to be around for 10 years! now weather thats true or not, the 360, just like the original xbox when they make the xbox 720, will be completley forgotten. remember when microsoft released the xbox360 5 years ago? throughout the 5 years, all the people who got a xbox, were forgoten. no new games, nothing. the PS2 on the other hand, still has games comming out. thats aside from the point. PS4 isnt going to be out for a LONG time.

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LCF
Monday, June 09, 2008 @ 7:47:02 PM
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PS3 is not even close to old It'll take a long time for PC's to catch the Cell.Like I said,All those other chip manufacturers can make a Cell type chip it's just a financial risk for PC to make something so radical,this is where consoles can shine ^^

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ceedot
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 @ 7:39:14 AM
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lol, the 720 will probobly be sh***** than the 360. 60% fu** up rate. Yay!

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