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Epic Game VP Mark Rein has suggested that the studio's exciting new DX11 Unreal Engine "justifies" the creation of new consoles by the likes of Microsoft and Sony.

Speaking in an interesting interview with industry publication develop, Rein suggested that the arrival of Apple's iPad 2 suggests that Steve jobs and co. will release a device that can host DX11 within "a couple of years".



Epic revealed UE3: DX11 at GDC last month. The firm claimed that its support of DirectX 11 (DX11), physics engine PhysX, APEX, and NVIDIA 3D vision brought "bring unprecedented new levels of realism". It also unveiled a rather stunning tech demo, 'Samaritan'.
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"If Apple continues on this scale, they'll have a device that can run this [points to Unreal Engine DX11 demo] in a couple of years. But, that demo we've shown is aimed at the game console makers. We're telling them that this is the big leap that we think justifies that new piece of hardware you're going to build, and we're telling them that this is what we need next-gen consoles to be capable of, because we can't build a more powerful PC than the one that's running the DX11 demo! [Laughs]

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Well I must say that the demo they showcased definitely looks incredible. So, the quicker we have games being produced at that level the better
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Piss off Rein

Back on topic:
It is a beautiful engine and I can't wait to see what developers do with it in the future as it absolutely made my jaw hit the ground.
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Lets hope that either maker offers an upgradable solution this time around. It should cut down on the crappy console ports a bit... well in theory, if they do it right.
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That tech demo looks incredible!. But again it's just a tech demo. Think of the tech demos from e3 2005 for ps3 and 360, they looked amazing , but once consoles were released , the games looked meh. That demo needs a strong pc.


Wouldn't it be cool if Apple created a console?
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That tech demo looks incredible!. But again it's just a tech demo. Think of the tech demos from e3 2005 for ps3 and 360, they looked amazing , but once consoles were released , the games looked meh. That demo needs a strong pc.


Wouldn't it be cool if Apple created a console?
No. No. No!!!!!!!

Don't give them any ideas.
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Lets hope that either maker offers an upgradable solution this time around. It should cut down on the crappy console ports a bit... well in theory, if they do it right.
Every console that had any sort of hardware upgrade path to play better games has been a failure.
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Why don't they NOT wait for people like Nintendo (ha yeah whatever), Microsoft and Sony to make more advanced hardware, and start releasing content that is on this engine on PCs!
    
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The coolest thing about that video is that the dude in the mask that he drops the cigarette onto sounds just like a Combine soldier
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I hope this time console makers see the future and build consoles with more memory. so that we never complain again how inferior consoles are and holding PC gaming back.

i believe that 4gb system ram and at least 1gb video ram is essential for maximum 8 years of life.
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