Engine Wars? Who will win?

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Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) 3 months, 23 days ago

Poll: Engine Wars? Who will win? (64 votes)

ID tech 6 6%
Unreal Engine 4 61%
Source Engine 2 16%
CryEngine (new generation) 17%

Hello,

All these are major engines coming out so which one you think will be best? they all will most likely become graphics king of respected games. i cant wait to see more of them. i hope ID tech 6 will not fail like ID tech 5 but i think source engine 2 will be by far best ever. source engine after 10 year is still incredible. probably GOAT engine.

further more anything will made is greatest thing ever in existence.

Regards

SYSTEM-REBOOT

#1 Posted by Krelian-co (10935 posts) -

Don't really care as long as they fix the unreal engine in this version, many games had streaming problems with version 3.

#2 Posted by FastRobby (1785 posts) -

Don't know enough about these engines, also shouldn't the one from Ubisoft be in here? I think it's called Snowdrop.

#3 Posted by parkurtommo (27047 posts) -

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

#4 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

#5 Posted by Cloud_imperium (3293 posts) -

Source 2 Engine . It will not only be groundbreaking like the original (I hope so) but Valve also confirmed that it'll be easily accessible , which will make it a favorite choice for user generated contents .

#6 Posted by parkurtommo (27047 posts) -

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

#7 Posted by freedomfreak (40570 posts) -

Vrooom Vrooooommmm Vroooooommmmmmmm

#8 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Vrooom Vrooooommmm Vroooooommmmmmmm

hmm what?

#9 Edited by zeeshanhaider (2547 posts) -

In terms of market share UE4 and Unity had it pretty much covered.

#10 Posted by freedomfreak (40570 posts) -
@system-reboot said:

hmm what?

ssshhh

#11 Posted by _Matt_ (8911 posts) -

UE4 is where its at.

#12 Posted by parkurtommo (27047 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@system-reboot said:

hmm what?

ssshhh

Those owls sure love getting stroked.

#13 Posted by freedomfreak (40570 posts) -
@parkurtommo said:

Those owls sure love getting stroked.

You know I can go owl night long.

#14 Edited by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

None of those will be graphics king. THose will belong to engines made for specific games.

Popularity wise..Unity will win for smaller projects, Unreal for big expensive ones. Nothing else will matter long term

That said, I see a push for more inhouse engines among big publishers and I expect it to only strenghten with time.

#15 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5244 posts) -

If there is a new CryEngine, then that. CE3 already has more than enough tech in it to last this generation.

UE4 will get the most games made with it this gen though.

#16 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8773 posts) -

CryEngine is the best engine despite the company having financial troubles.

#17 Posted by sukraj (22775 posts) -

ID Tech 6

#18 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -

id Tech 6.

#19 Posted by magicalclick (22678 posts) -

UE4. SDK is free. And the license fee is as cheap as Unity. Of course, UE4 has amazing tools to build games, and bunch of 3rd party plugins. So UE4 IMO.

As for people talking about streaming issue. Hmmm, that's hardware limitation and a Feature. Texture streaming is used to avoid loading screens. And better hardware does stream faster.

#20 Posted by jsmoke03 (12900 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

uh...no it doesnt

#21 Posted by commonfate (12373 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

It's kinda contextual.

#22 Posted by jsmoke03 (12900 posts) -

@sukraj said:

ID Tech 6

@pyratrum said:

id Tech 6.

i agree

#23 Edited by parkurtommo (27047 posts) -

@commonfate said:

@parkurtommo said:

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

It's kinda contextual.

Ah well, I've only seen it on SW and no wheres else, and it's always standed for "game of all time" in those cases.

#24 Posted by edwardecl (2239 posts) -

I've always like Id mainly because they don't use DirectX, so I will go for them.

#25 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

The one that is powering AC: Unity

#26 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

We can only go by their track record. Source still stutters to this day. id tech 5 engine was a "controller use only" engine. Crytek is no longer relevant. Unreal wins.

People rave about Arkham Knights graphics but no one raved about Doom 4's graphics.

#27 Edited by scottpsfan14 (5244 posts) -
@R4gn4r0k said:

The one that is powering AC: Unity

The Ubisoft "Fuck a dick" engine.

Sorry.. I don't know what came over me...

#28 Posted by Ballroompirate (22905 posts) -

Which ever one has the more horse power

#29 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

The one that is powering AC: Unity

The Ubisoft "Fuck a dick" engine.

Sorry.. I don't know what came over me...

I think the real name is "We'll push our engine to the limits for trailers than downgrade it once you get it in your hands-engine" or some abbreviation of that...

It was used in Far Cry 3, Watch Dogs and the upcoming Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Devision

Nah, in all seriousness though. AC: Unity's engine is really impressive. As is the Frostbite engine

#30 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

@Cranler said:

We can only go by their track record. Source still stutters to this day. id tech 5 engine was a "controller use only" engine. Crytek is no longer relevant. Unreal wins.

People rave about Arkham Knights graphics but no one raved about Doom 4's graphics.

Arkham Knight is still using UE3 :O

Didn't even know that...

Anyway, why are people voting on engines we haven't even seen yet: Source 2 and ID tech 5 ?

#31 Edited by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Cranler said:

We can only go by their track record. Source still stutters to this day. id tech 5 engine was a "controller use only" engine. Crytek is no longer relevant. Unreal wins.

People rave about Arkham Knights graphics but no one raved about Doom 4's graphics.

Arkham Knight is still using UE3 :O

Didn't even know that...

Anyway, why are people voting on engines we haven't even seen yet: Source 2 and ID tech 5 ?

That's the point. Arkham Knight is using a modified 3.5 not even 4 and it looks to be the new graphics king.

#32 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4781 posts) -

for me, its a tricky one between ue4 and ce3.

@magicalclick said:

UE4. SDK is free. And the license fee is as cheap as Unity. Of course, UE4 has amazing tools to build games, and bunch of 3rd party plugins. So UE4 IMO.

As for people talking about streaming issue. Hmmm, that's hardware limitation and a Feature. Texture streaming is used to avoid loading screens. And better hardware does stream faster.

sorry i just want to check something, is it possible to get the ue4 sdk for free? on epics website it seems i can get udk (ue3) free, but not the one for ue4.

i'm pretty keen to have a look. wish they did a free trial or something.

#33 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

@Cranler said:

That's the point. Arkham Knight is using a modified 3.5 not even 4 and it looks to be the new graphics king.

Just shows that talent > engine at times

Like Batman Arkham Knight looks way better than Daylight, which was using UE4 XD

#34 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Cranler said:

That's the point. Arkham Knight is using a modified 3.5 not even 4 and it looks to be the new graphics king.

Just shows that talent > engine at times

Like Batman Arkham Knight looks way better than Daylight, which was using UE4 XD

The Daylight devs chose UE 4 because of procedural generation not because of graphics.

#35 Edited by UnbiasedPoster (829 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

No, you are wrong.

#36 Posted by osan0 (12724 posts) -

its going to be hard to beat UE4 in terms of the number of games that use it.

so many developers have a lot of experience with it now and epic have also helped ensure that more people can get familiar with it. the engine also runs on pretty much everything (the wiiu, vita and 3DS being the only exceptions i can think of). it even has mac and linux covered now so developers wont lose out if one of those takes off.

i dont know if itll be the most advanced engine in terms of getting the best out of the hardware its running on but i cant see it being unpopular.

unigine could also be a pleasent surprise. its not an engine that strikes me as ultra advanced (though its certainly no slouch) but it seems to be the engine of choice for smaller projects. it has many of the same benefits as UE4: runs on anything (including the wiiu), anyone can learn on it without a massive paywall and doesnt seem to bog the developers down with complexity but, in terms of licencing, i think its more tempting to smaller developers.

i think those 2 will be the big engines in terms of 3rd party middleware.

i think bethesda will move all their projects to ID tech. it makes no sense to be developing that engine while also buying in licences for other engines. its just not efficent. so we could very well see the next fallout and elder scrolls along with the next doom running on ID tech.

i think that will also be a similar theme for the big publishers. they are just going to have 1 engine to run all their games. EA are doing it with frostbite and i wouldnt be surprised to see ubisoft whittle down their tech base to just 1 or 2 engines over the next year.

#37 Posted by topgunmv (10237 posts) -

id tech 6 would only ever be used for bethesda published games.

#38 Posted by harry_james_pot (10832 posts) -

I'm guessing Source 2 will be the best, but UE4 will be the most used anyway.

#39 Edited by pelvist (4804 posts) -

Probably unreal engine, though I cant wait to see what Valve have in store for us with SE2. I hope it wows me as much as it did when they first showed SE1.

#40 Posted by GotNugz (673 posts) -

1. Unreal 4

2. ID TECH 6

3. Show drop

4. Luminous

5. Source 2

6. Phanta Rhei

7. Cryengine

8. Ignite

9. UE3

10. ????

While games with big budgets using one of these engines will surely be good looking games, the best games tend to use custom engines developed in house. See Naughty Dog, Guerilla, RE5, etc.

#41 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (12899 posts) -

I prefer custom Engines tailored to each specific game.

#42 Posted by padaporra (3417 posts) -

Unreal 3 was the best engine of last gen, let's see if they can keep up.

#43 Edited by heguain (654 posts) -

How about REDengine 3? :3

#44 Edited by Speak_Low (1087 posts) -

I don't think we've seen much of anything from the Source 2.0/iD Tech 6 engines right?

I voted UE4. I don't think any of these engines will be slouches (and the poll didn't include custom game engines) but I can see UE4 being the most used and versatile one - we're going to see some jaw-dropping photo-realistic games, cartoony, and everything in between with this engine.

#45 Posted by blangenakker (2342 posts) -

Unreal Engine 3. Companies are still using it, some have even just started using it.

#46 Posted by uninspiredcup (8616 posts) -

Source 2 is specifically being built with user generated content in mind. With this, coupled with steam, chances are it could be widely more successful than Source was (even though it was moderately successful).

#47 Posted by Couth_ (10125 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@system-reboot said:

@parkurtommo said:

Unreal Engine 4 is outright the best. Just because it streamlines a lot of the process, allowing high fidelity graphics with smaller budgets.

Also, "GOAT engine" makes no sense, man. Game of all time engine?

Greatest of all time

Well GOAT usually means game of all time... >_>

wtf.. GOAT has always meant greatest of all time

game of all time doesn't even make sense

#48 Posted by GamersJustGame (322 posts) -

If your talking graphics only.... Cryengine hands down

#49 Posted by tonyleo01 (1254 posts) -

UE4. Easy to use. Great community. $20 a month.

#50 Posted by m3dude1 (1312 posts) -

source...LOOOOOOOOOOOL