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.”