Unreal Engine 4 Demo Displayed

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'Elemental', showing the real time capabilities of Epic's UE4, replaces Samaritan as NVIDIA's go-to tech demo to wow an audience.




Previously only shown behind closed doors to a small number of developers and press, the Elemental Demo showcases the 4th generation of Epic's Unreal Engine. Superseding Samaritan, the much-discussed UE3 demo which was used extensively in the launch of the NVIDIA GTX680 earlier this quarter, Elemental was run on a single GTX 680 and looks fantastic. An article posted by NVIDIA finally allows the public to see Elemental in all its glory.



The exact technical details of the demo haven't yet been revealed, however some of the UE4 features are explained in an accompanying video. These include, but aren't limited to:

* Realtime Dynamic Global Illumination
* Glossy Specular Reflection
* Fully Emissive Materials (can transmit and recieve light)
* Full Shadow and Lit subsurface scattering
* Fully Deferred Renderer
- Deferred decals, changing properties of other surfaces
* Dynamically lit particle system
* Direct and Indirect lighting on particles
* GPU Particles, i.e. extremely large numbers of particles + complex simulations of those particle interations
* Per-pixel lens flare


It seems likely that the demo makes extensive use of NVIDIA's proprietary FXAA or TXAA anti-aliasing technologies which are believed to be substantially more efficient than traditional techniques.



The video also shows the power of the new editor for Unreal Engine 4: real time scene rendering within the editor, game state drop-in/drop-out and new powerful debugging tools appear to lead to a more satisfying developer experience.

More details of Elemental are coming soon to Geforce.co.uk, but in the mean time they have made available a couple of dozen unedited high-resolution screenshots of the real-time rendered demo.

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#25632 Posted on: 08.06.2012 20:39:26
Im loving the new effects technology these new engines have, The Cryengine has it aswell, like the Lava and the particles, looks amazing.

Epic demo... living up to their name lol.

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#25636 Posted on: 09.06.2012 11:52:41
love the unreal engine, have been a fan of the actual game since the very beginning. I actually installed UT1 other day and have been playing it this week

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#25637 Posted on: 09.06.2012 12:14:39
My favourite engine is the Sony engine, very old, but it is AWESOME.

On such poop hardware, Uncharted, Killzone 3, GT5 look AMAZING and actually put some PC titles to shame even at 720p

Its a shame thewre hasnt been any games on the PC to use it yet, but I think Planetside 2 is using it obviously modded to make it work online with 1000's of players, such a good efficient engine with great effects, even though its pretty old.

Cant wait for Planetside looks amazing to say the least.

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#25647 Posted on: 10.06.2012 14:08:48
Im going to YouTube planetside now.

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#25648 Posted on: 10.06.2012 14:27:49
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Im going to YouTube planetside now.

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Amazing game mate. I think its free to play aswell.

Its a futuristic fps, and the graphics are very very good considering what it is and how huge the game is, I think it looks awesome.

You play on a huge map of about 40 square miles or something silly, and the map is split up into 20-30 continents and all of the map is playable and not just empty land, they said its releasing with 8 massive jam packed maps, and will release more and support the game after its out.

You can have 1000-2000 people in one match, and I think atleast one game mode there are 4 teams, you all battle to get all the continents you can by defending and attacking using air and ground vehicles, guns, building turrets, ammo points, vehicles ect. and obviously team work.

Its the sort of game I and many many others have been waiting for really.... They are also working closely with Nvidia and said the graphics will be the best possible and with amazing effects.


Cant wait, anyone who is lucky enough to have played the Beta has said its amazing, the Hype hasn't come from the devs or Sony..... just people that play it.

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