Unreal Engine 4 could launch with next-gen if studios are "aggressive"
Published Jun 27 2012, 10:55 BST | By Matthew Reynolds
Unreal Engine 4 could appear at the launch of next-generation consoles, according to Epic Games
The engine could make an appearance on Sony and Microsoft's new systems on day one if developers choose to be "horribly aggressive".
"The problem is without knowing what the dates are it's hard to say [whether it would appear at launch]," senior technical artist Alan Willer told Digital Spy
"A licensee could take the engine now and decide we're going to break off from getting more code updates and just get out there, and ship launch it if they wanted to be horribly aggressive."
"But at the same time, they could decide to continue to get code updates and ship at their own schedule."
Epic Games has previously confirmed that the first Unreal Engine 4 games will debut next year
Unreal Engine 4 was showcased at this year's E3 Expo
, revealing a new real-time video, demonstration and images.
Watch a real-time video of Unreal Engine 4 below:
View images of Unreal Engine 4 below:
The new, powerful Unreal Engine 4 in action.