Unreal Engine 4 demo’d, UDK hits 1.5 million installs

By Brenna Hillier
8 June 2012 06:48 GMT

Lots of exciting news for fans of the tech behind games as well as the final products. Check out the next generation of Epic’s ubiquitous Unreal Engine.

Unreal Engine 4 made its public debut on SpikeTV tonight, in an episode of GT.TV, which you can watch below. 1:00AMPDT. The engine was shown to press last month.

In other Unreal Engine news, Epic co-founder Mark Rein mentioned on Twitter yesterday that Epic had signed a “big new Unreal Engine 4 licensee” but couldn’t give details. (I assume it’s not Zynga.)

Rein also commented today that Unreal Development Kit – a free, revenue-share version of Unreal Engine – has reached 1.5 million installs. That’s a heck of a lot of novice, indie and hobby developers with access to one of the industry’s most respected toolsets.

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