Ego Central to Machinima Filmmaker Ken Thain

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Its Unreal , all of it

I don't think its any big secret that I'm a big fan of the Unreal Engine and getting to work with UE3 is a huge deal. So naturally it catches my eye when its in the media. But I guess it has also caught the eye of CNN's Money as they introduce the rest of the world to Epic...
Mention Epic Games to a hardcore gamer and their eyes glaze slightly as they begin rhapsodizing over a particularly memorable kill in "Unreal Tournament". Mention the company to anyone else, though, and you'll likely get a blank stare.

Epic Games is hardly an unknown player in the video game industry, but it's one that hasn't quite broken through to the mainstream world. Odds are that's about to change.
I also particularly like this part:
"We're going to go nuts with mods once 'Unreal Tournament [2007]' (another Unreal Engine 3 title) ships," he said. "The developer tools are much, much easier to use. In fact, now we have the potential to offer mods via the PS3."
Being able to do mods (which has basis in making machinima) in the PS3 and XBox360 will be a huge boon to machinima. Using consoles for machinima will be synonymous to PC titles in scope and quality.

Although, this may not be the same with Epic for the Nintendo Revolution (or whatever it will be called), but that will remain to be seen. And for another game engine with huge potential, check out the recent CryTek2 engine (Crysis) demo movie that was released at GDC. - wow -


  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Booklad said…

    I'm drooling right now thinking of the next iteration of Unreal. It's, well, Unreal! Thanks for the updates.


  • At 11:31 PM, Blogger 3dfilmmaker said…

    Hey gToon,

    Ya, it should be worth the wait. Thanks for all your comments!

    I was just watching Army of Darkness the other night. You rule!!!!




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