GDC 2006 will be Epic

Unreal developer will showcase its popular gaming engine, hold court in a dedicated space, and hold lectures at event this month in San Jose.

The annual Game Developers Conference has come a long way. Originally started in the living room of Chris Crawford in 1987, the GDC has now become another important event for the industry, occasionally delivering some big news. This year the event will be held in San Jose, March 20 to 24.

One of the loudest noises made at the 2005 GDC was the demonstration of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, the latest version of the popular technology. Epic today announced that it will be back at this year's event in greater force, expanding its presence beyond tech demos.

The company's bread and butter will of course make a showing, and this time the Unreal Engine 3 will show off its latest abilities, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 support, FaceFX facial animation with "auto-generated lip-synching," and new editor tools.

Epic will have a booth in the Career Pavilion to give perspective developers a chance at joining its team of developers. Speakers from the company will be giving five lectures in various topics, such as programming, game design, and visual arts.

For more information on GDC 2006, head over to the event's official Web site.

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45 comments
minerl99
minerl99

Yetoso, nice link, thanks.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

UT2007 is looking quite impressive...... and unlike sony&ps3, epic will be showing ACTUAL gameplay, not CG movies hahahahaha

iammai
iammai

yess this sill be great,this game will be the next generation for sure.

minerl99
minerl99

Petegrrrr, Here's another URL. This from Unrealtechnology.com. Hopefully, you've repost with your acknowledgement, that it is indeed well known that the Unreal 3 Engine will not be exclusive to the PS3 and Xbox 360 games will also have it as an option. Deep breaths... I'm really looking forward to Gears of War on the 360. http://www.unrealtechnology.com/html/homefold/home.shtml "Unreal Engine 3 UE3 is Epic's next-generation technology, intended for games shipping on next-generation consoles and PCs. Multiple UE3-powered games are currently in development at Epic and by our licensees, targeting a diverse set of genres from fighting games to MMPOGs to shooters. Recently, Epic announced that it will be using Unreal Engine 3 in upcoming titles Unreal Tournament 2007 and Gears of War. For more Unreal Engine 3 licensing news, including announcements of support for Sony

minerl99
minerl99

Petegrrr, OK, now don't go into a severe depression, but here's a link from Gamespy.com And really, why wouldn't it be available for games on the 360? I've got a 360 and will get a PS3 (I'm fortunate that the price probably won't deter me), but you're coming across like a consumate fanboy. http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox-360/unreal-tournament-2007/692957p1.html "We got a chance to check out a brief demo of Unreal Tournament 2007 at last night's Midway event, with members of Epic walking us through some of the game's features. Although the game will also be appearing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game was demoed on a high-end PC."

petegrrrr
petegrrrr

And once again, you do not have the link or any proof. The point is this board is flooded with so much BS, that when people are just blatantly wrong, they need to get called on it.

minerl99
minerl99

Peterrrr, relax... I can think of one place URL that states Unreal 3 will be on the 360. Try this article. I'd post a link, but just page up to the top of this screen... Also, why are you so worried it wouldn't be on the 360??? Do you think it will be exclusive to the PS3 and PC? Deep breaths... Count to 10 more deep breaths...

cyrax_smetsers
cyrax_smetsers

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teh_ghost
teh_ghost

more UT 2007 screens soon already> maybe a vid. *dies* ohh the money it will cost me for a new graphics card.

teh_ghost
teh_ghost

so no one knows exactly what this does besides possibly reset your stats in DOA 4?

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

I want to see more footage of UT 2007, It look amazing. Only 2 more week til GDC.

irkendefbringa
irkendefbringa

screw that i ,wanna see more games using the offset engine

rbarahona
rbarahona

This seems to be an incredibly awesome GDC!!! The Unreal Engine looks great and I really hope to see more next generation games using it.

chrontricross
chrontricross

right time too... big announcement by sony as well.

chrontricross
chrontricross

right time too... big announcement by sony as well.

davahsa
davahsa

Oblivion and GDC News! March 20th rocks!

j0hnw
j0hnw

In all fairness it has not been officially announced for the X360, the majority of websites and magazines say it will be. It was only really announced for the PS3 when Epic responded to a rumour that it would be a PS3 launch title.

petegrrrr
petegrrrr

Show me the site or shut up. There is no annoucned plans for 360. SHOW ME A SINGLE PIECE OF EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY OR SHUT UP. SHOW ME, NOT TELL ME, NOT CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN SOMETHING, SHOW ME.

cyrax_smetsers
cyrax_smetsers

8 months ago there was a website that i visited i found it through google.com and it had UT2007 Movies this also said for Pc Xbox360 and Ps3 so yes u must be confusing all of us now my friend there is and there will be a 360 version dont speak if u dont know whats going on here.

razor300
razor300

its all about ut 2007 gonna be on killer game and i hope they give us some real news this time

easy33
easy33

Nintendo doesnt need the GDC (in response to previous comments) and I would like to check out UT 2007, looks fantastic anyways

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

PROSPECTIVE developers. They are prospects . . . not drawn to simulate true depth-of-field vision.

petegrrrr
petegrrrr

Unreal 2007 HAS NEVER BEEN CONFIRMED FOR 360. You're the one whose confused. Show me the 360 page for ut2007? Wait, there's not one? Oh right, it doesn't exist.

JodoMcFatty
JodoMcFatty

peterrr your confused. Gear of War is Unreal 3 and its a 360 game and pc game. UT 2007 is going to be on 360, pc, and ps3.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Oni I think you mean the Doom 3 engine? Both Boom 3 and Quake 4 use that engine. The graphics are so washed up, even on PC. Back when Doom 3 first came out it was more or less impressive. Now that engine is really boring me.

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

wow, we already know the tech rocks how about some playable demos or something like that. i want more info on the revolution.

Oni
Oni

The new Unreal engine is so amazing. I hope more developers will adopt it's technology for future games. I'm so tired of the Quake 3 engine already .. I mean everthing looks the same on that engine, even the textures!

247k
247k

Come on, they are going to use the two rival consoles!

Cartman86
Cartman86

Damnit I don't know if I want to spend the money to go or not!!! I don't want to be dissapointed. Bastards will probably wait for E3 for the good stuff. Though seeing all these big guys and them talking about the industry would be nice.

petegrrrr
petegrrrr

UNREAL IS NOT ON 360. So far it is only on PC and PS3. Look at the gamespot page for the game before you post stuff that is just straight up WRONG.

OmGitsEDV
OmGitsEDV

GEARS OF WAR... EMERGENCY DAY 2006!!!

anthony_basic
anthony_basic

REvolution is no where to be seen!!!! And you call it revolution! HAAHh

JodoMcFatty
JodoMcFatty

im hoping to see some more about Huxley, Unreal 3 itself, and more. Good to hear

o_sausage
o_sausage

4th pretty cool now make it for 360 then it would be perfect

Raeldor
Raeldor

I have my pass. Man, with WIll Wright, Richard Garriot and Peter Molyneaux presenting it's gonna be awesome. Can't wait!

solidsoldier1
solidsoldier1

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