When the owner of the biggest name in AAA game engines, the one responsible in some way, shape or form for the majority of blockbuster releases on every HD console speaks, hardware makers stand up and take notice. Especially when it also has a stunning demo showing the future of the industry to set the tone.
“Our Samaritan concept, if you look at PC hardware in two or four years’ time, is something that the next consoles can achieve. It was just that no one knew what a next-generation game would look like – so that was our idea, to show people what we can achieve,” according to Epic’s Mike Capps.
“I mean, The Samaritan is a real-time demo that looks like an animated movie from about five years ago – the tech is getting that sophisticated. So our goal was to show off some of the technologies we would like to see on the next-gen platforms, and also to have The Samaritan as the benchmark.” You had us at “animated movie from five years ago”, Epic. As long as it’s not Shrek 3.