First Unreal Engine 4 images surface

First Unreal Engine 4 images surface

By Rob Crossley

May 17th 2012 at 3:45PM

New tech 'was shown to Sony and Microsoft at GDC'

The first publicly available images of Epic Games’ next generation Unreal Engine have emerged on consumer tech site Wired.

Several screengrab pictures of the Unreal Engine 4 demo have been published, pulled from a in-engine video of “a demon knight escaping from a crumbling stronghold”.

That demonstration was shown to developers in March at the Games Developers Conference. It is not known who was in attendance at the GDC demonstration, aside from Nvidia, Sony and Microsoft.

According to Wired, the “demon knight” video was built by a team of 14 engineers over a period of three months.

“I had sleepless nights over this damn thing in the beginning, but I think we got the disasters out of the way,” its art director Chris Perna said.

UE4 will feature highly sophisticated dynamic lighting and particle effects, Wired said. Epic Games is also working on Kismet 2, the successor to its popular scripting tool.