Unreal Engine 3 still powers a number of popular games in the industry, but that didn’t stop Epic from showcasing its Unreal Engine 4 this week at GDC 2013 in San Francisco.
According to Polygon and The Verge, the closed-door demo of Infiltrator is an impressive step forward, with hardware specs reportedly weighing in at fairly reasonable, rather than completely outrageous.
Indeed, Epic VP Mark Rein confirmed the demo was running in real time on a “single off-the-shelf Nvidia GTX 680.”
Also demoed was Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 development environment, which prioritizes quick asset and environment creation in a code-light editor – allowing artists to work without direct input from coders for general tasks, thereby freeing up engineers and software developers for more specialized work.
Unreal Engine has been in development for years, and it seems like the next-gen software is almost ready to power games on Sony’s Playstation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox 720 (Next) and Windows PCs.