Unreal Engine 4 for 2012-2018, says Capps

Thursday, 24th July 2008 20:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Epic head Mike Capps has given a rough date for the release of Unreal Engine 4 to Gamasutra: you’re going to be waiting a while, from the sound of it.

“We’ve got Unreal [Engine] 4 in production right now… it’s going to be in the next console generation – our rough guess is 2012-2018.”

The developer’s biz dev honcho, Mark Rein, pretty much said all this of the next version of the company’s franchise tech back in April, but new words are always welcome.

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  1. mortiferus

    Seriously, Mike that’s two years too many. MS will not wait util 2012 to release the next gen XBox. You know that, we know that.

    Logic… says…

    XBox. November 2001
    XBox 360. November 2005
    XBox 720. Novemember 2010

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I get the feeling Mr Capps might have a little more insider info than you or I mortiferus… especially given how they were involved with the 360.

    That said, I reckon Nov 2010 if sales don’t pick up and any time up to Nov 2011 if they do. But what do I know? :D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. mortiferus

    More insider info than you or me? Lies, damn lies! LOL.

    But seriously I cant see MS waiting that long. Mmmmm… 2012 is pretty far away… and DVD-9 is not gonna help matters.

    However if they add more storage or somehow increase the number of layers on the 360 media in such a way that is compatible… wel then… but that is a pipe dream.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Doubt storage will be a major issue (they’re already shown themselves to be willing to go multi disc)… sales will though. :)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    2012 sounds about right for new consoles. Make it so, Mr Epic!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    Gears 1 was released one year into the X360′s life-cylce, so…

    New console release in 2011 CONFIRMED!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. El_MUERkO

    an olympic year, keep an eye on the london 2012 sponsors and advertising for MS ponying up a wedge of cash then

    #7 6 years ago

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