[Update] Video: Unreal Engine 4 powers up on PS4

[Update] Video: Unreal Engine 4 powers up on PS4
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 22nd 2013 at 12:25PM

Extended real-time tech demo shows off dynamic lighting, subsurface scattering and GPU-powered particle effects

Epic's latset development platform Unreal Engine 4 has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4.

The tech and development outfit showed off a stunning new version of its Elemental tech demo, previously debuted at last year's E3 exhibition.

The video displayed a number of the engine's key features for developers such as dynamic lighting and shadowing, real-time reflections, subsurface scattering and GPU-powered particle effects.

The demo was also run completely in real-time.

“We are thrilled to build onto our long-established success with PlayStation,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

“Unreal Engine 4 is expertly designed for the next generation of game development and the outstanding power of PlayStation 4. Today’s demonstration offers a preview of what developers can accomplish using our tools to create games for PlayStation 4.”

You can watch the tech demo for Unreal Engine 4 on the PS4 below.

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