Epic demonstrates new Unreal Engine: a peek into the future

Epic demonstrates new Unreal Engine: a peek into the future
Epic’s newest demonstration of the latest Unreal Engine is really a peek into the future of graphics - one that will arrive soon on desktop and notebook computers, and much later on mobile platforms. And it’s impressive - the newest update to the Unreal Engine now features DirectX11 and Microsoft’s Shader Model 5 and supports the latest Nvidia’s Kepler-based graphics cards expected to arrive later in the year.

The Unreal Engine powers some of the most impressive iOS games like Infinity Blade and Epic Citadel. This new iteration is setting the benchmark for future releases, and it’s likely that titles from similar genres will use the new engine in the coming years.

Nvidia’s anti-aliasing technique, Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing (FXAA), is part of the magic that makes the graphics so close to realistic. It improves the visuals by smoothening jagged edges.

To make it all possible Nvidia is releasing 28nm-based Kepler graphical cards, named after the mathematician Johannes Kepler. Rumors for the new Kepler-based graphic cards from Nvidia point to a release in the coming month, but the company has not confirmed anything officially yet. Check out the demo below, available in 1080p, and let us know your thoughts about it in the comments.



1. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

this is no longer an unreal engine ,its an insane engine

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I thought Directx 11.1 made Anti-aliasing practically useless

3. actura

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

on game with dx11 you always can look at anti-aliasing feature here, it will make your graphic more insane than before

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

looking awesome!!!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so theyve been able to take the same demo that killed 3 5xx cards and make a chip powerful enough to run it on one? now that is impressive geekery right thar. I was thinking about upgrading my rig, now i know i need to wait. lol

6. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Unreal originally showed this demo off several months ago. It was rendered using 3 Nvidia GTX 580's in tri SLI. But since we wont see any games produced with Unreal Engine 4 for at least a year or more, I am sure they will have plenty of time to optimize the engine for more normal setups. I heard that this new engine should run fine on a single card in the coming years, possibly even the new Kepler card coming from Nvidia..

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That video is awesome...now to Nvidia...why you guys are not improving graphics on Tegra lineup...I mean improvement compared to PowerVR SGX5xxMP gpu

8. AuraXv

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

This Vid is from last year's GDC ... Unreal is gonna give a sneak peek of Unreal Engine 4 in GDC 2012.. which will most probably be even better than this :D

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