Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has dropped the next-gen bombshell by confirming that their mighty engine which powers hit games such as Gears of War, and Batman Arkham City is already running on next gen hardware.
At the DICE summit in Las Vegas this week, Rein confirmed that Epic would reveal Unreal Engine 4 later this year. The Unreal Engine 4 is also currently running with ?systems we can?t name yet,? Rein is reported to have said during the DICE Awards.
Recently we reported that alpha forms of the next-generation Xbox console which could be named ?XBOX 8? ? not 8 because it?s the eighth Xbox, but because it?s the eighth generation home console and heavily shares the same software as upcoming Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It was reported to us that the next-gen console was on display by invite only during CES 2012, running a version of Battlefield 3 in next-gen visuals ? most likely to be up on par with current high-spec gaming PC?s.
Honestly, could see it working. Picture the Dashboard logo screen...8 shaped sideways as the infinity symbol and then as the xbox name comes up, it transforms into an 8...just a thought :)