Despite all the hype, we still have yet to really see a game take advantage of Unreal Engine 4. All we have are the few tech demos that Epic Games have made for it. As we head deeper into the next generation of consoles, however, that’s going to change as more games are built with UE4 in mind. To that end, Epic Games has been detailing some of the improvements its new engine brings to the table.
In the latest video, Epic Games talks about something that’s very near and dear to many gamers’ hearts – explosions. Here’s what you should expect to see:
Epic’s Francois Antoine and Zak Parrish give a behind-the-scenes look into the Infiltrator real-time demonstration to show how artists can build a 3D volume texture explosion using Unreal Engine 4 technology.
Remember that scene from Independence Day when the explosion rips through a tunnel almost killing Will Smith’s wife, son and dog? With Unreal Engine 4, we’ll finally be able to see explosions like this in-game. As fan of explosions, this is incredibly exciting for me as a gamer. It must be even more exciting for developers building the next-generation of explosion-based action games.
The first Unreal Engine 4 game hitting consoles is procedurally generated horror game Daylight on PS4 and PC. It will probably be light on the explosions, but it will give gamers a taste of what the engine is capable of when it launches in April.
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