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Mark Rein: New Unreal Engine features “will blow people away”

Tuesday, 21st July 2009 14:22 GMT By Mike

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Epic boss Mark Rein sat down with VG247 at Develop in Brighton, England last week to chat about the firm’s Unreal Engine. Rein revealed that the engine behind APB (and many others) is due for an update and the new features “will blow people away.”

“It’s a very mature engine and we’re adding great new features every year,” said Rein.

“I just saw some incredible new stuff that we’re either later this year or next year for new engine features and I think they’re really going to blow people away.”

Rein said earlier that if they a had an engine incremental numeration system, “we’d be at about 3.8 right now.”

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16 Comments

  1. scratchy69

    Mark’s really piling it on, isn’t he?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I wonder if they’ll add proper ambient weather effects and proper light flooding, instead of you know, cheating with it. Real time environment shadows/lighting FTW.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. fearmonkey

    Thats awesome Mark.
    Maybe you will include a feature that makes it so developers get electric shocks everytime they make a game that has the same look as gears of War.

    I’m getting tired of that “Unreal engine 3″ look. Developers can opt to not use it, but alot of them do, and it’s getting old fast.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. BULArmy

    Mark you are a PC gamer, make Cliffy wanting to port Gears 2 on the PC. Or you sold your soul too?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    lets see 1 million per license your engine. Yeah I would sell to whoever bought it too.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Artheval_Pe

    make Cliffy wanting to port Gears 2 on the PC.

    I doubt Cliff Bleszinski makes that kind of decisions at Epic. Mark Rein and Mike Capps are more likely to have decided that, the reasons probably are the fact that the PC port of Gears 1 was technicly a joke, and probably also the money they received from Microsoft to make Gears 2 only on Xbox 360.
    (Because these days, the strategy heads at Microsoft have forgotten that they make Windows too, and that they have competition. Things called Linux and Mac)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. bugmenot

    the only decent implementation ,imho, of UE3 outside of epic is Mirrors Edge so i suppose if you pick the artstyle right this engine can shine

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Like or dislike the game, you’d probably be hard pressed to tell that Lost Odyssey ran on UE3. :)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. El_MUERkO

    street fighter 4 uses it nicely

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Someone has been misinforming you EM.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Uh Mass Effect anyone?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Sadly it’s not a great example because of how it ran.

    (like a three legged dog)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Tonka

    How did it smell?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    It has no nose.

    Wait…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Tonka

    pfrrrrtt

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    :(

    #16 5 years ago

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