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Epic Games will show off 'next-generation content running on Unreal Engine 3' at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week.


The new demo will flaunt the engine's capabilities for potential licensees, partners, prospective customers and the media.
wait..wat...

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...e-tech-at-gdc/
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It's not your fault, but that title is a bit misleading. Same old engine of course, since they're scared to do anything that consoles aren't capable of.
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in my experience with the unreal engine 1-3(a decade +), more then likely they added optimizations and new capabilities without taxing consoles and pc's, for more better visuals they prolly optimized it to the point where both PC and Console's could get same quality without sacrafice and if can guess their direction also the loading proccess tho they prolly won't really get into it tho, as for visuals on the PC i hope they made it compatible with DirectX 11 and such tech but i'll hold on that tho don't wanna get my hopes up to much.
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Why is it that everything that is mainstream on Unreal Engine looks like a brown FPS with big busty men with thin armor formed after their bodies and they all have over sized shoes?

Looks like only smaller devs or indev really make use of colors on Unreal Engine.

Then again the UE is an underestimated engine since it can run on almost any system.
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well it's usually what story and look the project lead is wanting if he/she wants a dark and gritty looking game then a "brown FPS" does the trick mostly. ^-^ as for the big busty men with thing armor well it's what makes UE unique in some retrospecs ever since Unreal 1 it's been the same look but more refined with each generation but also note the women to in these games ^-^.

smaller Devs have more tinkering time then bigger devs soo i would think so, very underestimated engine matter of fact theres more that can be done to it that can make it pop even more, for example have it be compatible with DirectX 11 and make use of the Shadow and Light Shaders would give alot of depth and realism to the engine as for tesslation i wouldn't exactly make use of that maybe find a way around it to maybe fake it but without stressing the system so much i mean it has Normal Maps standard which is great but when your doing content it's tough as a B**** to get it right if quality is what you aim for (personal experience of mine).
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I don't like the Unreal 3 engine, has a very distinct visual style (read: brown) that I dislike.

I do like that it's clearly a pretty well coded engine, and scales well especially on lower end (console) hardware, but I think it's time for a whole new engine, not just minor updates (unless they dramatically change the colours at least!)
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well what they do is update the engine then carry over the functions of the previous engine to the new engine with more better optimizations then in the last generation engine, everyone has the own likes and dislikes some like UE3 some dont thats thier decision soo it's all good.



with each new engine it becomes better over time with Epic Games and there UE engines
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Why is it that everything that is mainstream on Unreal Engine looks like a brown FPS with big busty men with thin armor formed after their bodies and they all have over sized shoes?

Looks like only smaller devs or indev really make use of colors on Unreal Engine.

Then again the UE is an underestimated engine since it can run on almost any system.
Because brown = realistic.
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I love the Unreal Engines! Partly due to the fact that I have been a huge fan of the Unreal series since its birth but with that aside their optimization of it is incredible. On all of my older systems I have had over the years Unreal has given me the best graphics out of any game that could run on those computers. While they may not push for cutting edge graphics, they do push for stability and optimization. There are few engines that can match them for graphics at any performance level, hell the half life engine can't even match it on graphics only on scaling.

Edit : As far as the "brown" look the UE has. Look at the series that the game was made for, Unreal. They never aimed for realistic graphics and the game has a very dark, brutal, gritty style to it which the UE fits perfectly (only makes sense considering the engine was made for it).

NEWS AT 11!! A VIDEO GAME DOESN'T LOOK REAL!
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Edit : As far as the "brown" look the UE has. Look at the series that the game was made for, Unreal. They never aimed for realistic graphics and the game has a very dark, brutal, gritty style to it which the UE fits perfectly (only makes sense considering the engine was made for it).
!
Dark and gritty =/= Brown

Poo = Brown
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