Online gaming publication IGN has let the cat out of the bag and revealed that Tekken 7 is coming before the developer announced it. Tekken 7 runs on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is in development for current generation consoles. Whether this means the Wii U remains to be seen, but we should hear some more about the game, tonight.
“With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it,” Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada is quoted as saying in the video. “Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
Some of you may have fond memories of Star Wars Episode I: Racer on the Nintendo 64. We aren’t likely to get a remake, but one ambitious fan has recreated the game using the state of the art Unreal Engine 4. You can check out some of the screens of the project, here.
Michael Eurek has managed to recreate the legendary Temple of Time using the spectacular Unreal Engine 4. The project was suggested by a friend who asked if he could recreate a classic game using Unreal’s latest graphics engine. Eurek set about creating the Temple of Time. The footage is captured from Unreal Engine 4 and Eurek says other software used was, Maya, Z-brush, and Photoshop.
“Several months ago, it was suggested to me by a friend that a fun/challenging exercise would be to recreate an environment from an old game I like using modern techniques. I thought this was a great idea, so I have put together a recreation and personal adaptation of The Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda.”
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Epic Games have announced that the gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 now adds support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Epic Games says that the new update also adds support for Linux and Valve’s SteamOS operating system. Wii U isn’t included in the latest bout of support, so games based on the engine will likely be skipping the system.
When asked last week whether Unreal Engine 4 will work on Wii U, Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein laughed as he replied ‘no.’ Rein says that the reason he laughed was because the question ignored other current-gen consoles, like the aged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. On Twitter today, Rein said he’s sorry if he offended people with his comments regarding Nintendo’s latest console. Are you offended by Rein’s comments? If so, do you forgive him?
Epic Games president Mark Rein now says that developers could create a game using Unreal Engine 4 and bring the product to Wii U. Rein also stated that developers could also bring Unreal Engine 4 games to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The downside to doing this is they wouldn’t look as spectacular as they would on the next Xbox or the PlayStation 4.
“You heard the stupid gaffe yesterday about the Wii U,” he said. “If someone wants to take Unreal Engine 4 and ship a game on Wii U, they can! If they wanna ship an Unreal Engine 4 game on Xbox 360, they could make it happen.” While that game might not look as pretty as it would on a “true” next-gen console, the new engine is scalable to a variety of platforms, including mobile.”
We found out earlier today that Epic Games next generation game engine, Unreal Engine 4, won’t run on Wii U. This could mean that future video games based on the engine will be excluded from the platform. Epic Games president Mark Rein simply laughed at the idea of the engine running on Wii U at GDC. IGN asked him why he thought it was funny that someone should ask if the game engine can run on Wii U. Here’s his response.
Still laughing, “I just laugh at the question…Unreal Engine 4, we’re not PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii U. It’s next-gen technology. That’s what we’re aiming for.”
“The truth is, if a developer wanted to take an Unreal Engine game and put it on Wii U, they could. Unreal Engine 3 is kicking ass on Wii U. The best games on Wii U are made on our technology. What more do you want from us?”
Epic co-founder Mark Rein has told journalists at this years Games Developers Conference that the Wii U won’t be getting Unreal Engine 4 games. Rein said that Unreal Engine 3 is supported on Wii U, but Unreal Engine 4 will only be running on next generation consoles. He also confirmed that Unreal Engine 3 will still be supported while Unreal Engine 4 is out.
“Will UE4 run on the Wii U?”
“Hahaha no.” Rein said, with expert comedic timing. The room erupted with laughter. As the laughs died down, Rein continued: “I mean, sorry, it’s not really a correct answer. We’re not… we have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license. Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That’s really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it’s powering some of the best games on the Wii U already.
“Nothing controversial, guys,” he jokingly chided.
Epic Games has finally revealed its latest demo titled Infiltrator which is running on the company’s Unreal Engine 4. Epic Games have yet to announce which consoles the engine will run on, but they have previously said that the engine will be scalable to accommodate various platforms. The demo runs on a single GTX 680, which is the same hardware as the Elemental demo and the Samaritan demo.
According to a rumor posted in an IGN board, Half-Life developer Gearbox Software is working on a new first-person shooter, which may be a new IP and is supposedly being developed for Wii U as well as for unannounced next-generation consoles. The rumored game is said to be in its first stages of development, and it is apparently being developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, which is a game engine that Nintendo’s Wii U is capable of running.