Epic president Mark Rein has confirmed that the first game which utilises Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 will launch next year. Rein wouldn’t elaborate on which game will use the new engine, but he expects it to set a benchmark for other games visually. Epic has yet to confirm whether or not Wii U will support Unreal Engine 4.
“I don’t know. For sure something next year, I just don’t know exactly when.”
“It’s certainly important for us to have our flagship game. That’s the game for which we develop the engine. Gears of War was the game for which Unreal Engine 3 was developed, and so shipping that has a huge significance for licensees and for us. I think, for Unreal Engine 4, there’ll certainly be a couple of games.”