Unreal Engine 4 'Infiltrator' tech demo released

New video from Epic Games shows what next-generation games could look like.

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Epic Games today released a new Unreal Engine 4 technology demo called "Infiltrator." The nearly four-minute video follows a soldier traversing what appears to be a futuristic city.

Epic pointed out that "Infiltrator" is only a demo and not a future title from the studio.

The first three announced Unreal Engine 4 games are Zombie Studios' Daylight, Epic Games' own Fortnite, and Primal Carnage: Genesis from LukeWarm Media.

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager is working on a game powered by the Unreal Engine 4, though this project has not been announced. In addition, Square Enix announced a long-term deal with Epic in October to license the Unreal Engine 4 for new projects.

Discussion

203 comments
tuckie27
tuckie27

I'm sick of this PC vs Console argument, they're both computing technologies and both serve their purposes.. My interest is in the gameplay and future gameplay. Gorgeous visuals will be trumped in under half a year, but gameplay systems and innovations render the future of gaming. These sexy clips and teasers are great, but don't be ignorant and forget what makes a game brilliant! 

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

I kinda don't get the "Xbox vs. PS4", "Consoles vs. PC" deal.... I own a PS2 (which still gets a lot of use), Xbox 360 (for the current-gen stuff), and a PC that can't run the modern, medium-to-high notch stuff (still play Planescape, Baldur's Gate, Sim Cities that aren't the new one).  I say that because: I'd have a top-notch PC Gaming Rig, a PS3, a Wii U... I'd have everything so that I could play all of the console-specific exclusives.... since I don't have the spare cash to do so: I usually get 1 console to ride out a gaming generation, then at the end of the gen I pick up the other consoles I'm interested in for cheap so that I can play all the stuff I missed (while waiting for the current-gen bugs to be worked out of the newer consoles.)  

Consoles are a neat substitute for having to keep upgrading a PC.... my 360 has served me well for somewhere around 6 years.... to keep playing current gen games on a PC I would have had to put a decent chunk of cash to stay afloat... sure, you lose some graphics but in a way it's pretty sweet to have a JUMP every couple of years rather than an improvement so gradual that you don't notice how amazing things have gotten until you look back at where you've been (especially this time, with this nearly-a-decade console generation).  

I don't hate people that have other consoles.  My 360 has served me well.... but I'm going to pick up a PS3 soon and go on a $25-and-under PS3-Exclusive Spending Spree.  Maybe I'll get a Wii, too, for some of the JRPGs that are only on that system....but even including the cost of a new PS3, Wii, and a handful of the "essential" games for each system I'll still end up ahead of the curve as opposed to the "Maxed PC Gaming Rig." 

Tkacz
Tkacz

Another cgi movie to represent a game engine.  Who do they think they are fooling? 

dalua360
dalua360

1:29 - Five soldiers shooting the intruder..... result = He runs in straight line and none of the 5 soldiers know how to shoot straight ! Lucky guy !

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

i dont know why they don't consider this as a potential game.

botsio
botsio

i think the visual cry of gamers have been heard at last!COD has suffered from the visual spectacle fans of battlefield were enjoying!now with next gen there is a level playing field!battlefield 4 is bad ass!i hope the next COD will make this swan a crow!

WilsonIsMyName
WilsonIsMyName

That guy looks like a ninja version of the Nano Suit.

NeoMosko
NeoMosko

Hope they release a new UT too.

okassar
okassar

Exciting stuff, gaming is going to hit a new peak in the next few years.

Uberdruck
Uberdruck

i think this is all gameplay cause when u compare batttlefield 4 and killzone shadow falls to this its not much better then this its pretty close.

tajirinere
tajirinere

..and all DICE had to do was show you Battlefield 4

*drops mic*

nomee_lover
nomee_lover

I wish they could run some gameplay rather than to show us a CG and then saying that it was running on Corei7 and gtx 620. How can people believe you guys unless you show us a gameplay running on a nextgen console hardware. Stop wasting your time in making a CG. Instead show us some real gameplay with HUD and camera movements, even of 1 minute. Man I am sick of these Tech demos. 2 years before we saw a Smartan Tech demo and where is the game showing that much of visuals???????????????????? and here comes another TEch demo.........Gamers will gonna loose their trust upon such developers.

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

From reading the comments, its clear they should have chosen a different way to present this tech demo. By having such a cinematic display it looks just like that: A cinematic. I can see how any casual gamer could look at this and say 'oh what a lovely cutscene. So what does gameplay look like?'. Ps4 to its credit at least showed tech demos with 1st person views and HUDs so it was much more clear things were rendered in real time. This demo would of had much more umph to the masses if it looked less like a cutscene and more like a video game (ie less storyboards and more user interface). Any way!!! Really does look awesome. I am impressed. Maybe consoles will finally take the throne back from comps in graphical warfare like they did the last time they launched. Time will tell. 

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

That was cool and all, but I certainly hope its capable of producing more colors!  Enough of all this grey stuff!

rocca_fella911
rocca_fella911

visual effects we've already seen and CGI, the day gaming graphics are like that as the gameplay, then i'll be impressed. I was impressed with the jump from playstation to playstation 2. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 was a nice jump, but what I've seen so far is mostly PC rigs running this tech software making me never want to go back to console lol

squall_83
squall_83

I really wish they were releasing the binaries for these tech demos. Sure would be nice to see how it runs on my rig.

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

That tech demo reminded me quite a bit of W40k.  Devs and animation artists always try waaaay too hard making W40k so distinct, they always screw their CGI projects or videogame adaptations up (whoever is responsible for the Ultramarine movie did a terrible job).  The DoW series has been the least faulty modern W40k project so far. 

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Although this engine looks pretty darn impressive (if it's actual gameplay)... I wonder if it'd be the best looking one when the time comes.. Cause Frostbite 3 looks good and if those videos from Activision released recently is incorporated into some new engine then they'd also have something special.. As it stands though.. Sweet!

Dantes0007
Dantes0007

The best way for Epic to demo the Unreal 4 engines would be to put a real gameplay and not CGIvideo.

b0sse
b0sse

So that footage was rendered with the in-game engine?

So it's not CGI?


If so, impressive.

Eragon55
Eragon55

The best way for Epic to demo the Unreal 4 engines would be to create The Unreal Tournament 2013.

Sakuban
Sakuban

All of us are doomed!

ItzItazuki
ItzItazuki

@Tkacz Because they really never said that this is a real time render -.-

fantom513
fantom513

@NeoMosko as long as its like the older games (ut99 and ut2k4) and not another gameplay downgrade like ut3 i'm all for it

hht009
hht009

@Epicurus-Reborn by the time the next gen consoles r released, the hardware they used are already obsolete on the pc platform. stop dreaming n face reality, console will NEVER, EVER beat pc.

emptycow
emptycow

@rocca_fella911 pc plays current gen engines your $1000 graphics card is a waste  today i hope you got a pc card that has 8 gigs of gddr5 ram  

RadPro
RadPro

@Dantes0007 The demo is Real time, that's the whole point of showing off their new engine. If they presented a demo that was pre-rendered, Epic would completely discredit themselves, why the hell would they do that? Heck even Nvidia are bragging about the fact that the demo was rendered using an Nvidia video card, do you think they would brag about it if this was pre-rendered? Seriously, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

emptycow
emptycow

@hht009 @Epicurus-Reborn  yea well game sales tell another story  xbox 360 and ps3 games are in the top 2 slots every week  and yes pc is more powerful but nothing is being built  from the ground up for the best pc cards   

Dantes0007
Dantes0007

@RadPro @Dantes0007 Sorry but a video is a video i repeat for the eyes impaired show me a real combat gameplay and not a fucking render video got it.

Dantes0007
Dantes0007

@Auronvolgar @Dantes0007 Obviously you really don't know the difference between real gameplay and CGI

Dickyslamm
Dickyslamm

@emptycow @hht009 @Epicurus-Reborn Haha jesus, talking about gigs of gddr5 ram makes me lol so hard. Like that have EVER mattered before? The high ram versions always suck the hardest of all gpu cards for pc. Its just a marketing trick! You sheep . Ofc pc´s are always going to out perform mass produced consoles if you put the money to it. 

emptycow
emptycow

@hht009 @emptycow @Epicurus-Reborn nvidia Titan cost $1000 and only has 6 gigs of gddr5 ram  so yea have fun  and know at$1000 Titan wont be setting the standards for games going forward the ps4 will set the standards then in another 2 years you can go buy another $1000  graphics card that has 8 gigs of gddr5 ram 

emptycow
emptycow

@hht009 @emptycow @Epicurus-Reborn the ps4 has 8 gigs of gddr5 ram that ram is standard for all ps4 games  you cant even buy that ram at the store that type of ram is installed in your graphics card even some of the most powerfull  graphics cards on the market today only have 4 gigs of gddr5 ram  keep in mind this ram is standard on ps4   not on pc so yes pc will always get better but the ps4 is a beast  and its standards are already higher then the pc 

Dantes0007
Dantes0007

@Cloud_imperium @Dantes0007 then show me a real time gameplay and not a video render that is a old trick, so cut the crap and make a gameplay, obviously moron like you are framed every day by smart con.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@Dantes0007 You are trying to be intelligent here but you are not . Tech Demos are real time .If they were not then why the fuck they will be showcased .? You can even make those graphics on low end PCs and render them in .mp4 to get 60 fps without any video card . Those are running in real time just like benchmarks of games for PCs which don't give you control of the character but everything is scripted in REAL TIME to give you idea about graphics and performance on you FUCKING SYSTEM , FOR GOD SAKE !!!