Unreal Engine 4: ‘we don’t feel beaten by other engines’ – Epic

By Dave Cook, Sunday, 30 September 2012 10:28 GMT

Unreal Engine 4 developer Epic Games has told VG247 why it doesn’t feel threatened by other engines such as CryEngine 3 and Luminous. In fact, the studio feels that other engine creators go too far out of their way to be unique, making it harder for them to compete with Unreal.

As part of our Gears of War: Judgment interview, Chris Wynn, senior producer at Epic Games talked us through the studio’s approach to its competitors.

“I don’t think we ever feel beaten by them,” Wynn explained, “but we definitely look at other engines to see what they’re doing. This is going to sound a little cocky, but sometimes I think that the other engines are trying to go in different directions just to try and compete with Unreal.”

“It’s like they’re trying to find something unique and new. I’d say that the one I look at the most and makes me go ‘wow’ is Unity, because of what they’ve been able to do. They’ve really expanded their tools to be more versatile, and that is really interesting.”

“I remember looking at the Crytek tools and thinking, ‘yeah, that is as slick as hell, those are sweet tools’. But we never sit down and say, ‘wow those guys are beating us, let’s change direction.’ We’ve set our direction, we’re going to hit it and I think we’re going to keep on competing.”

What’s your take on Unreal Engine 4? Does it interest you? Was Epic’s tech demo impressive? Let us know below.

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