Epic Games Vice President Says “I Think The Console Guys Are Going To Blow Us All Away”

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has told online gaming publication CVG that he expects the console manufacturers to blow the development team away with the way they use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, and the forthcoming Unreal Engine 4.

“Don’t worry. We are absolutely every day [pushing platform holders] This is why we did Samaritan and why we’re doing a really high-end demo in the room here. We really are pushing these guys, because if they don’t, Apple will go right past them.”

“The only way they’re going to go away is if they don’t stay true to what they are. The console gaming experience is about delivering something that’s way out past the bleeding edge and subsidising it through the software royalty model – just like Apple does with the phones. It’s not that much different.”

“That’s the console gaming model, and if you don’t do that – if you don’t stretch just far enough, you don’t just have enough of a difference to make people want to take the leap with you… it all falls down.”

“Now, I don’t think that’s going to happen – I think the console guys are going to blow us all away. But as you say, we’re on them.”

“There’s no end in sight for what we can do with unlimited technology. So we’re always going to be pushing and I’m sure we’ll be pushing for more than is possible to give. But yes, we feel that’s kind of our duty. That’s what Epic is here for.”


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  1. If they want ultra super mega hyper bleeding edge consoles, why not make one themselves?

    No middleware developer should hold that much sway over hardware manufacturers.

    1. Well, I think he’s right saying that with a strong technology, developers can do almost everything they want. But, I think games are not only about graphics power. Creative design is the key to cross any barrier.

  2. If Rocksteady, Retro Studios, or any other developers, were to use the Unreal Engine 4 in their games for the Wii U, it’s gonna be as explosive as Nintendo dropping the A-Bomb on the entire world!

    1. OBJECTION! wouldn’t that be Nintendo dropping the Bob-omb on the entire world? :p

      1. That is completely true. A lot of people do not know this, but you’re right!

    1. w8? apple have joined the console war? ha too little too late steave jobs is dead and apple is usless.(ipd3 was jobs idea too)

  3. It’ll be interesting to see how each console is going to offer different approaches in terms of hardware design. Already confirmed for the Wii is the a IBM POWER7 multi-core processor based on Watson and an AMD RV700 for their GPU. The only question is amt of RAM and eDRAM (if any) the console is packing. Since, rumored Wii U development kits are using 1GB of RAM it’s safe to assume it’ll have at least that much!!!

    AMD RV700 real time demo:

  4. I agree. I can’t wait to see where developers will take games in the next generation. I can only imagine how great Zelda, Fire Emblem, and Metroid, to name a few, are going to look. Not that graphics are everything but they certainly help the gaming experience.

  5. Hopefully Nintendo will meet his expectations. I really want the next Zelda game to have the same art style as the Wii U tech demo.

    Leave luck to heaven.

  6. I hope people realize that not every game will use their engine nor should every game use their engine. A lot of developers have their own engines that are just as good.

    1. I agree. Case is point, Ubisoft’s new Anvil engine. It looks incredible. Every game needs to choose an engine based on its own needs, not on what is popular.

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