In my opinion, Unreal Engine 4 does not look any eighth-gen at all. If that is how eighth-gen home console graphics are going to look like, then I am sticking with the seventh-gen home consoles with the exception of the Wii.
Gears of War developer opens new studio in Seattle; initial efforts to be focused on Unreal Engine 4.
Gears of War studio Epic Games has expanded its development operations to Seattle, opening up a new studio that will initially be focused on the Unreal Engine 4.
According to Epic, the new Seattle-based studio will also recruit new developers, including senior-level programmers and support staff to collaborate with its engineering group.
"Epic is especially looking to hire senior-level talent specializing in online game services and the infrastructure to support them," Epic Games president Dr. Michael Capps said. "The proximity to key partners, the density of world-class talent and all the factors that make Seattle an attractive place to live convinced us that it is the perfect locale for Epic's West Coast operation."
According to Epic, Unreal Engine 3 currently operates on nine platforms and has been licensed to develop more than 300 games since 2006. Unreal Engine 4 was revealed earlier this year, with Epic announcing its upcoming cooperative survival game Fortnite will be the first game to use the latest iteration of the engine.
The Unreal Engine 4 framework includes tools intended to shorten production cycles and lower development costs. In terms of technical specifics, the new engine includes a new dynamic lighting system, which operates based on calculations of objects' inherent properties, as opposed to being dictated by preprogrammed effects. This technology will supposedly allow for more realistic lighting, where colors mix, translucent materials glow, and objects viewed through water refract.
Job listings for Epic's new Seattle studio can be found here.
I really hope people ignore this as well as EPIC in general after what they've said. The idiot helped destroy his own fanbase.
Just Glad it's there money not mine or is it theirs lol....... well good luck anyways, and it takes balls and a big bat to hit home run's into days market.
That's great! Moving to Seattle I would love to work for them in the field of design. I highly doubt that though.
Nice to read - Epic are in a good position to expand given the success of Unreal 3. The performance gains made available to developers using Unreal 4 will only cement that further. I'd love to know how what percentage of their income comes from game sales vs licensing of the Unreal 3 engine. I bet the values would surprise a lot of gamers...
Finally! News about companies being successful enough to open more companies, introduce more jobs and stability rather than companies dying, jobs being eradicated and stability going kapoot.
This is the first in months I've read of news of a developer expanding rather than closing, being bought out or laying people off. It felt odd, but nice.
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