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Virtual Reality will “change the world”, so says Tim Sweeney

Virtual Reality will “change the world”, so says Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney is the founder and CEO of Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine gaming software. Based purely on the demonstration of the Unreal Engine 4 engine software running on the Oculus Rift DK2 and Crescent Bay, we'd say Epic Games knows exactly what's possible in the Virtual Reality universe. Sweeny himself suggests that next year is going to be a "watershed time for VR," and that we've essentially only scratched the surface of what's possible in this VR headset realm.

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Unreal Engine 4 Paris virtual tour: indistinguishable from reality

Unreal Engine 4 Paris virtual tour: indistinguishable from reality

A virtual Parisian apartment has been rendered in video form for your enjoyment this week. Not by an architecture firm, nor a home furnishings group, but by a video game developer by the name of Dereau Benoît. This short journey through a virtual space was made real with Unreal Engine 4, the latest from Epic Games in graphics engine delivery. Everything you're seeing here - modeling, texturing, lighting, and post-production - have been created with Unreal Engine by Benoît. The music you're hearing comes from Sigur Rós.

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Unreal Tournament 2014 Alpha gameplay might look like this

Unreal Tournament 2014 Alpha gameplay might look like this

There’s a game out there right now being developed at the same time as Unreal Tournament 2014. It goes by the name Open Tournament, and it’s a completely community-made new-age version of the original Unreal Tournament, built in Unreal Engine 4. This game looks very, very basic, but has a LOT of potential - but its creators might just skip the rest given today’s news.

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Unreal Tournament 2014: Free FPS details release today

Unreal Tournament 2014: Free FPS details release today

This week the folks at Epic Games have unveiled the next generation of Unreal Tournament - a new Unreal Tournament game entirely. This game is being detailed this afternoon with David Spalinski, Unreal Tournament Lead Level Designer; Steve Polge, Unreal Tournament Senior Programmer / Project Lead; and Stacey "Flak" Conley, Unreal Tournament Community Manager. This game will be developed with Unreal Engine 4 technology, top to bottom.

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Unreal Engine 4 Xbox One and PS4 support live

Unreal Engine 4 Xbox One and PS4 support live

This week the folks behind Unreal Engine 4 have made clear their very real and live intent to take on the console universe. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have been added to Unreal Engine 4’s software suite, allowing console games for the next wave to take part in this engine’s graphics greatness.

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 runs Unreal Engine 4 for console-matching mobile power

NVIDIA Tegra K1 runs Unreal Engine 4 for console-matching mobile power

This week the folks at NVIDIA revealed their next-generation mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra K1, and with it the incorporation of Unreal Engine 4 technology. This release will allow the gaming PC world to essentially converge with the mobile processing world, and as CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney suggests, they’ll now be able to “take absolutely anything that runs on PC or on a console and run it on Tegra.”

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