During the annual GDC “State of Unreal” presentation, Epic Games and its partners showed off several impressive tech demos showing the latest capabilities of the Unreal Engine 4. The real-time ray tracing technology was on prominent display during the cinematic tech demo “Troll” by Goodbye Kanas and Deep Forest Films:
The “Rebirth” demo from Quixel showed off the latest advancements in photorealism. The cinematic short, which takes places on an alien planet and showcases a gorgeous landscape, was created by only three artists.
The “Chaos” demo demonstrated advancements in physics and destructibility coming in the Unreal Engine 4.23 update later this year. Set within the universe of Epic’s VR hit Robo Recall, the video shows off large-scale destruction in an explosive fashion:
Technologies like these will be leveraged in the coming years by developers using the Unreal Engine 4. What do you think?