EPIC: “We Don’t Feel Beaten by Other Engines”
Epic Games isn’t threatened by other game engines and has full confidence in its Unreal Engine 4. Moreover, the studio believes other engine developers try too hard to compete with Epic’s creation.
Chris Wynn, senior producer at Epic Games, told VG247:
“I don’t think we ever feel beaten by them, but we definitely look at other engines to see what they’re doing. This is going to sound a little cocky, but sometimes I think that the other engines are trying to go in different directions just to try and compete with Unreal.
“It’s like they’re trying to find something unique and new. I’d say that the one I look at the most and makes me go ‘wow’ is Unity, because of what they’ve been able to do. They’ve really expanded their tools to be more versatile, and that is really interesting.
“I remember looking at the Crytek tools and thinking, ‘yeah, that is as slick as hell, those are sweet tools’. But we never sit down and say, ‘wow those guys are beating us, let’s change direction.’ We’ve set our direction, we’re going to hit it and I think we’re going to keep on competing.”
I’ve been a long-time fan of the Unreal Engine, but I’ve recently developed an appreciation for Crytek’s engine as well. What’s your take? Do you believe Epic is overconfident?
Also… can we have Unreal Tournament 4 now?