• No Unreal Engine 4 support for Wii U, PS3 or Xbox 360

    Epic's new Unreal Engine 4 will not be supporting Wii U, PS3 or Xbox 360, co-founder Mark Rein has said today.

    When asked during a GDC Q&A if the new engine will run on Wii U, Rein laughed before saying, "No".



    On a more serious note, he went on to explain, "I mean, sorry, that's not really a correct answer. We have Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U. Right? And Unreal Engine 3 is powering all kinds of amazing games, still lots of games are being made with Unreal Engine 3. We announced today about a new Unreal Engine 3 license," he said via Kotaku

    "Unreal Engine 3 doesn't disappear because of Unreal Engine 4. But our goal for Unreal Engine 4 console-wise is next-gen consoles. That's really what our energies are focused on. If you want to make a Wii U game, we have Unreal Engine 3, and it's powering some of the best games on the Wii U already," he said.

    But it's not just a Wii U snub - Rein has clarified that the new engine won't be targeting any of the current HD consoles as it is focused on new high-end hardware.

    "Unreal Engine 4 - we're not PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii U. It's next-gen technology. That's what we're aiming for," he reaffirmed to IGN after the GDC Q&A.

    "The truth is, if a developer wanted to take an Unreal Engine game and put it on Wii U, they could, Unreal Engine 3 is kicking ¤¤¤ on Wii U. The best games on Wii U are made on our technology. What more do you want from us?" he added.

    Rein has previously described Unreal Engine 4 as "supremely scalable" and said developers could port games developed using it to the Wii U if they so wished.

    Epic Games has debuted a new Unreal Engine 4 demo video at GDC titled 'Infiltrator', demonstrating what the next-gen engine is capable of on a high-end PC.

    The firm also released an extended video of its Unreal Engine 4 'Elemental' demo video running on PlayStation 4.
    Comments 116 Comments
    1. Rawkill's Avatar
      Rawkill -
      Bhalo hoise akhon console owner ra akta bash khak
    1. Shrapmeth's Avatar
      Shrapmeth -
      ikr.
    1. HolySlayer's Avatar
      HolySlayer -
      UE 4 ekhoner jinish... PS3, x360 etc 2006(that is 7 years ago!) er amol er jinish... Jei bachha tokhon jonmaise.. she ekhon school e jay ar pakna kotha batta bole... X_X
    1. Mohiuddin's Avatar
      Mohiuddin -
      Lol first i saw ps4,xbox.... What the..?
      on topic,yeah, valoi hoise ,tasara ps3 xbox360 er max output hoe gese already. UE4 dia game egulate banale slideshow dekha jaito.
    1. CvP's Avatar
      CvP -
      makes sense.
    1. Mahtab's Avatar
      Mahtab -
      as far as console owners are concerned they will upgrade to ps4 and xbox infinity....
      but all the good games of Epic and other exclusives will be still at consoles so even when pc has the hardware and capability.... it will not get those awesome games as we have seen in the past
    1. asif105878's Avatar
      asif105878 -
      lol Wii U dead on arrival
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Great. Now I want all future games to built with Unreal Engine 4 and Bangladesh er console gamer der 'boro boro vaab' will go down in history.
    1. EaGL1337's Avatar
      EaGL1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anik_lc View Post
      Great. Now I want all future games to built with Unreal Engine 4 and Bangladesh er console gamer der 'boro boro vaab' will go down in history.
      Kisher boro boro bhaab? Xbox 360 and PS3 toh obsolete hoye gese oneeek ager thekei. PS4 ar new Xbox ashle console abar dominate korbe. Eita bolte ar chinta korte amar nijeri kharap lage cuz I'm a PC enthusiast as well but I'm a gamer first and foremost so I will buy the PS4.
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by EaGL1337 View Post
      Kisher boro boro bhaab? Xbox 360 and PS3 toh obsolete hoye gese oneeek ager thekei. PS4 ar new Xbox ashle console abar dominate korbe. Eita bolte ar chinta korte amar nijeri kharap lage cuz I'm a PC enthusiast as well but I'm a gamer first and foremost so I will buy the PS4.
      PS4 design is very close to PC. And now if Next-XBOX can also do that, then console game development will be much more similar to PC than ever. So more console games will come to PC as dev's would feel free to develop them.

      And hopefully, PS4 will not be hacked.
    1. Shrapmeth's Avatar
      Shrapmeth -
      Quote Originally Posted by EaGL1337 View Post
      Kisher boro boro bhaab? Xbox 360 and PS3 toh obsolete hoye gese oneeek ager thekei. PS4 ar new Xbox ashle console abar dominate korbe. Eita bolte ar chinta korte amar nijeri kharap lage cuz I'm a PC enthusiast as well but I'm a gamer first and foremost so I will buy the PS4.
      The reason why a lot of people buy Consoles is because of their exclusive titles such as Journey, Uncharted,Halo & the forthcoming "The Last Of Us". If your a PC enthusiast as you claim to be you still proclaim you'll buy the PS4 when it comes out. Possibly just to play the Console Exclusive titles too. If I'm right.

      Quote Originally Posted by anik_lc View Post
      PS4 design is very close to PC. And now if Next-XBOX can also do that, then console game development will be much more similar to PC than ever. So more console games will come to PC as dev's would feel free to develop them.

      And hopefully, PS4 will not be hacked.
      Aitar kono guarantee nai. Given the architecture has been made much similar to PC now so it can get a whole lot easier to jailbreak.
    1. Sybaris Caesar's Avatar
      Sybaris Caesar -
      ^ thumb's up. x86 architecture = almost equal to pc. Seriously though, console port er ei jomamay PC gaming = almost dead.
    1. EaGL1337's Avatar
      EaGL1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shrapmeth View Post
      The reason why a lot of people buy Consoles is because of their exclusive titles such as Journey, Uncharted,Halo & the forthcoming "The Last Of Us". If your a PC enthusiast as you claim to be you still proclaim you'll buy the PS4 when it comes out. Possibly just to play the Console Exclusive titles too. If I'm right.
      Yes that is exactly why I bought my 360 and why I will buy PS4.
    1. Shrapmeth's Avatar
      Shrapmeth -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dunia_r_JAURA View Post
      ^ thumb's up. x86 architecture = almost equal to pc. Seriously though, console port er ei jomamay PC gaming = almost dead.


      Perhaps, you should read this article please.

      http://www.banglagamer.com/content.p...ased-8-in-2012
    1. TheNutKicker's Avatar
      TheNutKicker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rawkill View Post
      Bhalo hoise akhon console owner ra akta bash khak
    1. Raihan081's Avatar
      Raihan081 -
      hehe. 7year bash diye aisha morer time bash khak.... kamon hoye gelona? n moreover UE4 diye nxt gen consoles er games o banabe. exclusive. this trend will go.... thats why consoles r made. n really the console exclusives are awesome..... I still remember those lovely moments in RDR, UC3, Halo.... etc. devs r ¤¤¤¤. pc te shob kam kore r release dey console e. >.<
    1. k39bk's Avatar
      k39bk -
      @anik_lc vai, ami ar apani share e next gen er ekta console kine co-op khelbo & will insult PC gamers to our mouth full, hobe na?
    1. Sybaris Caesar's Avatar
      Sybaris Caesar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shrapmeth View Post


      Perhaps, you should read this article please.

      http://www.banglagamer.com/content.p...ased-8-in-2012
      I meant the lack of interest devs and publishing houses hold in pc gaming. I mean, come on gaming on pc and games exclusively meant for pc aren't exactly same. The article reads 8% increase in gamers. Not 8% increment invested towards pc exclusive games or something. Given PS4 and the new xbox's relativeness towards PC devs'll love it more to make easy money out of console exclusive games now that they're almost same to x86 and all PS4 and xbox are the same thing inside.
    1. waliDJ's Avatar
      waliDJ -
      Whatever they say, my middle finger will always be ready to appear before the consoles.
    1. Shrapmeth's Avatar
      Shrapmeth -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dunia_r_JAURA View Post
      I meant the lack of interest devs and publishing houses hold in pc gaming. I mean, come on gaming on pc and games exclusively meant for pc aren't exactly same. The article reads 8% increase in gamers. Not 8% increment invested towards pc exclusive games or something. Given PS4 and the new xbox's relativeness towards PC devs'll love it more to make easy money out of console exclusive games now that they're almost same to x86 and all PS4 and xbox are the same thing inside.
      If there was no such thing as Console exclusive titles. Then I don't think the sales & demand for a Console would've been as high as it is presently. Anyway, given the CPU architecture of PS4 being soo similar to that of PC. It'll be helluva lot easier for devs to port games. Possibly in 2-3 years you might even see a Console exclusive titles get an illegitimate port to PC by a group of indie devs or students.
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