Gaming engines of the future

Your favourite games, as you are well aware, were not created overnight. In fact, they needed a well-oiled gaming engine to get off the ground – an engine built from the bottom up and tweaked to perfection. There are some mainstream engines out there, and some that have been made just for certain games, but the next-gen engines are what everybody is talking about at the moment. Take a look below and found out why.

CryEngine

The CryEngine has been around for a few years and its capabilities are almost limitless. It was able to get Crysis up and running on a PS3 and I cannot wait to see what is in store is for the future of this powerful piece of software. The latest version of the CryEngine  has already showed its true colours in the latest Xbox One title Ryse: Son of Rome.

Games incoming

  • Evolve – Turtle Rock Studios (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Warhorse Studios (TBA)
  • Monster Hunter Online – Capcom and Tencent Games (PC)
  • Warface – Crytek (TBA)

Demo videos and trailers

In this video we can see the power of real-time destruction and physics.

Some good games are in the pipeline for the engine.

Unreal Engine 4

A lot of the titles of the last generation started up with the ad ““Powered by Unreal”, and this was because of how easy the engine was to use. It has amazing capabilities and is easy for developers to create games across platforms at the same time. Because of these capabilities, and open source software, the Unreal Engine was largely chosen over the CryEngine for last gen. The Unreal Engine 4 looks unreal, excuse the pun, with some jaw-dropping tech videos and screenshots released recently. It’s hard not to get excited about this engine.

Games incoming

  • Dead Crusade – Aesthetic Games (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Daylight – Zombie Studios (PC, PS4)
  • Fable Legends – Lionhead Studios (Xbox One)
  • Fortnite – Epic Games (PC , TBA)
  • RIME – Bluehole Studios (PS4)

Demo videos and trailers

Take a look at this realistic rendering.

Who hasn’t seen this amazing demo?

And a showcase trailer to end it off.

Frostbite 3 Engine

We have not seen much from this engine in terms of future plans and games in development, but if we look at Battlefield – the game that made the Frostbite Engine what it is today – we already have a glimpse of what’s tyo come.

Games incoming

  • Mirrors Edge 2 – Dice (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Dragon Age III: Inquisition – Bioware (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Demo videos and trailers

A bit of detail on the Frostbite Engine.

A demo showcasing the engine’s power.

Other Engines

Monolith Studios –  Lithtech Engine

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Silicon Studios

Tech demo preview

Bungie – Umbra Engine 3

Destiny

Are you looking forward to seeing what these engines can produce? Let us know in the comments and forum.

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