Posted on April 12, 2008, Chris Unreal Engine 4 Not Coming Until Next Wave of Consoles
If you’re expecting Epic Games to roll out the next iteration of its Unreal Engine any month now, you might want to consider rethinking that.
“It’s just a research project today,” Epic VP Mark Rein told Eurogamer. “Our plan is that it will be aimed at the next generation so it is many years away.”
For those who haven’t been keeping track, Epic’s CEO, Tim Sweeney, explained last month that Unreal Engine is tied to the console cycle. As the next generation of systems roll out, that’s the period when you can start imaging what sort of squishy meat cube physics it’ll include.