Unreal Engine 4 to be shown for the first time this year

So far, Epic hasn’t had much to say about Unreal Engine 4, other than it’s coming–but that’s going to change this year, according to Epic’s Mark Rein.

Speaking to G4 at DICE last week, Rein confirmed that we’ll be seeing what Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 is capable of at some point this year. “People are going to be shocked later this year when they see Unreal Engine 4 and how much more profound an effect it will have,” he said.

Epic hasn’t shown the actual engine running just yet, but last year we were treated to the “Samaritan” Unreal Engine 3 tech demo, which showed the developer’s vision of what next-gen games may look like. If the video is anything to go by, it looks like we can expect some very impressive visuals out of Unreal Tournament 4, and from next-gen hardware in general.

In case you missed it last year, you can check out the Unreal Engine 3 “Samaritan” tech demo directly below.

Source: G4