Detailed insight into the technologies of the new Unreal Engine – In addition to consoles also iOS, Android and NGP Focus
After a first public trailer in the GDC 2011, Video game maker Epic provides deeper insight tricks of the next generation of the Unreal Engine. As the leading third-party provider of a graphics engine for video game makers, Epics developments are particularly interesting because it will determine the technical quality of the future generation of games to a large extent.
In addition to a generally higher level of detail depiction of light and shadow in focus, and the implementation of effects that imitate the viewing behavior of the human eye in future be the more realistic. This includes such a differentiated low blur and reflections. These graphical finesse will in future not only new game consoles and PC, but also mobile platforms can reflect it in some parts.
iOS, Android and NGP
As reported by the industry blog Gizmodo, Epic sit heavily on the mobile phone and tablet platforms iOS and Android, and the next mobile gaming console from Sony – Code Name NGP. Modern smartphones and tablets already achieve a performance that makes it possible to implement realistic 3D worlds. The biggest hurdle here is the efficient use of memory. Problem for systems such as IOS or Android will be different and the developer is not always provisioning a constant storage. This is the raw processing power with a reason, the standard will provide Mobile next why, Sony’s games at NGP in the coming years. Here developers can tailored directly to hardware in a controlled environment.