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Epic teases new game that will “push next generation graphics,” plus more Unreal Engine 4 titles

Thursday, 24th April 2014 10:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Epic Games has bounced back from a period of relative quiet with a string of new Fortnite reveals, and its VR title Couch Knights. However, studio co-founder Tim Sweeney has teased another “high end” game that will “push next generation graphics.”

infiltrator artwork -epic games

Speaking with Edge, Sweeney said of the game, “It’s going to push next generation graphics as you’d always expect Epic to do.”

“There’s a lot [of Unreal Engine 4 games] on the way and a large number of them haven’t been announced,” he went on. “You’ll see lots of triple-A stuff coming out over time.”

As for the nature of said games, Sweeney suggested that they may not be triple-a experiences as we know them, saying “The industry’s changing. This generation it seems like there are about a third of the number of triple-A titles in development across the industry as there was last time around – and each one seems to have about three times the budget of the previous generation. I think we’re heading towards a future where triple-A is the minority.”

But what’s the big new Epic game? The smart money’s on a title based on the company’s Infiltrator and Samaritan tech demos, as suggested by this batch of GDC presentation slides.

What do you think?

Via OXM.

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9 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    These guys will make a true Next gen title with excellent shooting mechanics. There is no better dev when it comes to FPS/TPS. Period.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. Dragon

    Just checked that Fortnite is F2P now. Will the new game follow suit?

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Hobbilis

    I hope they make a game on the Infiltrator template we’ve seen. It seems interesting enough.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. Mike W

    @Erthazus

    I can never tell if you’re serious or kidding. :-|

    In any case, that’s subjective what you’re saying.

    #4 3 months ago
  5. Homer2014

    @Dragon fortnite was always f2p pc exclusive

    #5 3 months ago
  6. Mike W

    @Dragon

    We need new IPs badly, there’s so many freaking Halos, Gears of War, God of Wars, etc that one man can take.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. Gheritt White

    @Mike W Erthazus has no sense of humour whatsoever, so rest assured he meant that literally.

    #7 3 months ago
  8. fearmonkey

    As I mostly play AAA games, I am not all that excited about FTP, most of the indie, and smaller episodic stuff. While I understand where he is coming from, especially as a engine maker, I can’t see non AAA being the games everyone clamors for. The games that excite and impress the most are the big titles 90 percent of the time, I can’t see the industry walking away from that model any time soon.

    I am very excited to see this new game (hoping its based on Samaritan), i’m sure we finally see it at E3 or sooner.

    #8 3 months ago
  9. dazedonthemoon

    @fearmonkey
    I’m the same. It saddens me that AAA games are becoming the minority. I want more experiences worth my $60.

    #9 3 months ago

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