Unreal Engine 4 For PS4 Rarin' To Go
The Unreal Engine has become a popular staple in the game-making business, so it's no surprise to learn that the latest iteration is already available for the next generation.
Epic Games has announced that the Unreal Engine 4 is now available for the PlayStation 4. The company says it will give developers the resources they need "to harness the full power of its Unreal Engine 4 technology and realize all facets of their creativity using Epic's revolutionary new toolset."
There have been many proponents of the Unreal Engine over the years, although there are also those in the PlayStation realm who don't find it overly appealing. Epic has also battled common claims that all Unreal-powered games look the same. In my eyes, it all sort of depends on how you use it; the Unreal tech was used in the Mass Effect and Borderlands games, as well as in Mirror's Edge, Lost Odyssey and the upcoming Bioshock Infinite. So you can make the graphics awfully special if you know what you're doing.
Here's what Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney had to say about UE4:
"Being on the ground floor of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Tools and Middleware program is part of our long-term commitment to Unreal Engine 4 developers, and we’re excited to help teams ship fantastic new games for PlayStation 4. Unreal Engine 4 has been built from the ground up to take full advantage of high-end next-generation hardware capabilities."
3/8/2013 11:10:17 AM Ben Dutka