Epic Games Has Three New Titles in the Works as Unreal Engine 4 Adds PS4 and Xbox One SupportJon Ledford |
The team behind the original Gears of War trilogy and the Unreal Engine claims it has a massive next-gen title in the works while its Unreal Engine 4 officially adds PlayStation 4 and Xbox One support.
Edge Online reports that Tim Sweeney, Epic Games' founder, has put a stop to the rumors that his company was done with game development by hinting at the development of a next-gen title. Latent rumors were that since Microsoft Studios acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise and Cliff Bleszinski left Epic Games, that the studio had abandoned game development in order to focus its work primarily on the development of the Unreal Engine 4. Luckily, Sweeney set the record straight by stating that a next-gen was in development that will push the Unreal Engine 4 to the limits in order to showcase his company's capabilities.
This also corroborates Engadget's findings that the Unreal Engine 4 has now officially added PlayStation 4 and Xbox One support, which hint that the Xbox One's Kinect and Sony's Project Morpheus are also likely to be supported by the engine. The Xbox Wire's recent announcement that the Xbox One's ID@Xbox program for indie developers also has received Unreal Engine 4 support shows just how far this new engine will go for the next-gen consoles.
Sweeney states that Epic Game's high-end project is “going to push next generation graphics as you’d always expect Epic to do.”
He also confirmed that Epic Games is continuing to work on its Fortnite title. Unfortunately, Sweeney could not comment on the alleged mobile title that Epic Games has in development, but he did say that we will see much more of the Unreal Engine and Fortnite at E3 this June.