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Nirolak
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(05-29-2012, 04:34 AM)
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Update 2:

Originally Posted by geoffmk

Crazy thread! This isn't new news guys. When I interviewed Mike Capps at GDC for GTTV, I asked him on camera about whether UE4 was targeted for Wii-U, and he said that no, UE3 is more in line with Wii-U(or something like that). That's all I was referencing in the @ reply.

Update 1: Epic: Unreal Engine 4 Platforms 'Unconfirmed Beyond PC'

Epic Games has confirmed to NowGamer that it has yet to confirm which platforms Unreal Engine 4 will be compatible with - other than PC.

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Well, since Geoff reads NeoGAF, I figure that at minimum we can get him to clarify if Epic very specifically ruled this out at GDC, or if he is just assuming this because Mark Rein talked about running UE3 on Wii U at GDC.

Since Geoff just filmed a large UE4 episode/infomercial however, I'm guessing he asked directly enough at GDC to not ask again?



Source: https://twitter.com/#!/geoffkeighley...97539085578240

As a side note, he also shares some of what will be shown in the episode.

Last edited by Nirolak; 05-29-2012 at 03:14 PM.
KillGore
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(05-29-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Well that's a shame... does this mean the Wii U isn't that powerful then?
TacticalFox88
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
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That's....unfortunate. SMH. A shame, but, not surprising.
LEGGZZZZ
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
Wow, I guess that's that then.
SuperMalo
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Shocking.
GhostWriter24
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Next gen indeed!
Smellycat
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
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that settles it.
cyborg009
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(05-29-2012, 04:36 AM)
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not too bad no one is going to being running off to UE4 so immediately
Father_Brain
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(05-29-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Sounds... not good, but will wait for clarification regarding the sourcing.
Vic
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(05-29-2012, 04:37 AM)
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No way?!
AniHawk
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(05-29-2012, 04:37 AM)
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this thread should serve as a nice preview of next week and the following months to come.
DMPrince
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(05-29-2012, 04:37 AM)
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So wii u isn't next gen.
wiid
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillGore

Well that's a shame... does this mean the Wii U isn't that powerful then?

People thought Wii U was powerful enough to run UE4?
lol
MadraptorMan
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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If the Wii U can't run UE4 and the other systems can, well that is just rubbish.
Fancy Corndog
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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I'm surprised people were expecting it to.

The Wii U is going to be exactly like the Wii was in terms of software, except it will have a lot of ports from this gen.
Gravelord_Nito
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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That was GDC... Just saying.
ClovingWestbrook
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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And we're off.
Azure J
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

this thread should serve as a nice preview of next week and the following months to come.

I had every opportunity to be the first poster in here but knew that this would not go down well for similar reasons. :lol

That being said, wat.son
JordanLMiller
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So wii u isn't next gen.

Maybe UE4 isn't next gen.
rapid32.5
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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shit just got real not with 3rd parties
Ezduo
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(05-29-2012, 04:38 AM)
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I'd like to think this isn't that surprising at this point.
Lonely1
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Oh, Is very clear he's basing it at GDC info. About the upcoming UE4 episode, I believe the presentation is going to be hardware agnostic or based on PC hardware.
markot
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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So, whats UE4 do besides prettier graphics?
Ponn01
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I predict 20 plus pages of people over analyzing every word in his tweet and coming up with reasons why he is not a credible source. People are still in the denial stage, after E3 we will probably move to the bargaining stage.
Anth0ny
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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aww shucks
Marcellus Wallace
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Unreal.
KillGore
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Originally Posted by wiid

People thought Wii U was powerful enough to run UE4?
lol

I'm not sure what are the requirements to run UE4, I guess I haven't followed that. Doesn't the vita run UE3? (I honestly do not know, don't laugh LOL) so I didn't think we would need super computers to run the engine.
SolidSnakex
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Originally Posted by wiid

People thought Wii U was powerful enough to run UE4?
lol

I think many were expecting it to be powerful enough to run a version of UE4. Similar to how the 3DS can run a version of Capcom's MT Framework.
StreetsAhead
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Isn't this engine 2 years away from commercial use/release?
What features could it possible include that wouldn't work on a current, mordern set up?
GrizzNKev
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(05-29-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ezduo

I'd like to think this isn't that surprising at this point.

It's not.
BruiserBear
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(05-29-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillGore

Well that's a shame... does this mean the Wii U isn't that powerful then?

If you've been paying attention it's been known for quite some time that the WiiU is about as powerful as an Xbox 360.
Fantastical
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(05-29-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Fire up the popcorn GIFs.

Very disappointing if true. Not surprising, but still disappointing to me.
Forkball
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(05-29-2012, 04:40 AM)
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But can Vita run UE4?
Lonely1
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(05-29-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by BruiserBear

It's about as powerful as we heard it was 6-12 months ago. About as powerful as an Xbox 360.

No.

Originally Posted by Forkball

But can Vita run UE4?

The New iPad will.
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I always figured this. It probably won't run the engine the way it is intended to run/look. I still think it'll run on some base level though.
Visualante2
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(05-29-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Can't wait until Fortnite actually looks like a WiiU game, and would be a really good suit for the WiiU running on UE4
SteeloDMZ
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(05-29-2012, 04:41 AM)
Seems like speculation from Geoff's part.

I don't expect it to run UE4 anyway.
Fancy Corndog
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(05-29-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by BruiserBear

It's about as powerful as rumors said it was 6-12 months ago. About as powerful as an Xbox 360.

More, but just not that much more.


Originally Posted by SteeloDMZ

Seems like speculation from Geoff's part.

Huh?

Neiteio
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(05-29-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Wait, what? Were people thinking a system that's basically a souped-up PS3/360 was going to run UE4?

Can't wait for WiiU, don't get me wrong. I was never expecting it to be a next-gen leap, though. Just by far and away the definitive version of the current HD consoles.
Agent Ironside
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(05-29-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Was GDC before or after the supposed dev kit power bump?
entrement
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Nintendo really can't take a bath on hardware like Sony and MS, which are both unsustainable business models really. Those companies do other things than gaming.
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Originally Posted by KillGore

Well that's a shame... does this mean the Wii U isn't that powerful then?

I don't think anyone expected the Wii U (or even 720/PS4) to be comparable to a Kepler/GTX 680. The question is how close the latter two can get while still being price competitive and smaller than a subwoofer.

Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

Isn't this engine 2 years away from commercial use/release?
What features could it possible include that wouldn't work on a current, mordern set up?

It's probably DX11 minimum feature-wise.
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(05-29-2012, 04:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by StateofMind

The Wii U is going to be exactly like the Wii was in terms of software, except it will have a lot of ports from this gen.

...until the new consoles from MS/Sony release, and then we'll be right back to square one ;) I can already smell history repeating itself ~3 years down the road

Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

I don't think anyone expected the Wii U (or even 720/PS4) to be comparable to a Kepler/GTX 680. The question is how close the latter two can get while still being price competitive and smaller than a subwoofer.

I think it was possible that Epic would've done some heavy optimization and maybe some concessions to get UE4 running on the WiiU if the hardware was even close. I mean, I fully expect UE4 itself to be further optimized before it starts being widely used anyway. To know that the WiiU can't run UE4 in any capacity doesn't speak well for the power of the console.
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SalsaShark
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(05-29-2012, 04:42 AM)
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UE4 isnt even near commercial release.. I dont understand what people were expecting here. They JUST revealed the thing.
OnPoint
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^^^ Especially considering Epic is trying to get Sony and MS to up the specs in their machines

Originally Posted by AniHawk

this thread should serve as a nice preview of next week and the following months to come.

Was thinking the same thing.
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Doesn't mean that it won't be capable of running UE4 at some point but I guess we'll see. Sad but not entirely surprising.
SteeloDMZ
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(05-29-2012, 04:42 AM)
Seems like speculation from Geoff's part.

I don't expect it to run UE4 anyway.

Originally Posted by KillGore

I'm not sure what are the requirements to run UE4, I guess I haven't followed that. Doesn't the vita run UE3? (I honestly do not know, don't laugh LOL) so I didn't think we would need super computers to run the engine.

It can, but until someone optimizes it, it looks very rough (Mortal Kombat).
Father_Brain
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(05-29-2012, 04:42 AM)
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There was definitely no on-the-record GDC interview with Mike Capps where he said anything of the kind.

The wishful-Nintendo-fanboy-thinking scenario would be that Geoff misremembered Mark Rein's Wii U/UE3 comments from GDC and misattributed them to Capps, but I'm doubtful that this is actually the case. Sigh.
antonz
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(05-29-2012, 04:43 AM)
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This thread already has as many posts as the Havok one. lol
GaussTek
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Originally Posted by Forkball

But can Vita run UE4?

Yep, of course, even iPad will do it!

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