Last year Epic treated us to our first look at the next-generation of the Unreal Engine, 4.0, with its whistlestop tour of particle and lighting effects. It was impressive stuff, but the Infiltrator demo from a few days ago took it over the top with how smooth it looked – all while running on a single GTX 680.
But this isn’t the only footage we have of the 4th Unreal Engine. There’s a couple of other developers that have released videos of their games that are currently in alpha, which further showcase what the engine can do.
The first is Primal Carnage: Genesis, a single player variant of the previously released Unreal Engine 3.0 game, Primal Carnage, which saw dinosaurs pitted against humans in a PvP arena face-off. The SP version looks to upgrade things to Unreal Engine 4.0, making the dinosaurs look even prettier.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfZFwAC7AiI’]
The other non Epic announced, UE4 game is Daylight, which seems to feature anything but that in the trailer. The protagonist must navigate her way out of a procedurally generated (and therefore different each time you play) asylum, as well as finding out why exactly she’s in there. No release date has yet to be announced, but it’s expected to hit Steam sometime this year. This one’s not as pretty as the others, but there’s still some nice effects in the trailer.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw-9qJLqx_g’]
Then of course, we have 2011’s announced Fortnite, coming from Epic themselves. There’s no gameplay footage in the trailer, but it seems likely based off of screenshots, that we’re seeing roughly what we’ll see in-game, but with a few added cinematic effects. Fortnite is also set for release sometime this year.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE2TTakfGjk’]
KitGuru Says: Primal Carnage: Genesis looks fun and perhaps the prettiest of the bunch, but Fortnite is what I’m most excited about.