VIDEO | PS4 Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 7:29 PM

Unreal Engine 4: Full Elemental Demo

Unreal Engine 4: Full Elemental Demo

During Game Developers Conference, Epic Games has also released the full Elemental real-time demo, running on Paystation 4, that you can get it here now.

Elemental Full Demo
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Commented on 2013-03-31 20:01:09
It's really a weak tech demo, but there are some nice effects, and that ice is really nice looking.
Commented on 2013-03-31 20:05:51
This is the tech demo i genuinely hope isn't turned into an actual game. It has nice effects, clearly a massive step up from what we have now, but it's also the least interesting thematically. In order of "i hope it's a game"

Samaritan > Infiltrator > Elemental
Commented on 2013-03-31 22:02:26
i'm sure its doing alot of decent things in the background but compared to the other tech demo's its pretty weak. I'd much rather see Infiltrator running of ps4
Commented on 2013-03-31 22:13:13
Believe it or not it's weak. The previous demo (infiltrator) was also weak.
Commented on 2013-03-31 22:21:06
Explain how it's weak?

Infiltrator looks close to cgi quality.
Commented on 2013-03-31 23:07:14 In reply to MiladGX5
Posted by MiladGX5
Believe it or not it's weak. The previous demo (infiltrator) was also weak.
there exists no single powerful engine out there I don't like, but I'm also eager to hear your explanation, please!
Commented on 2013-03-31 23:09:15 In reply to KORNdog
btw I had this one before the infiltrator demo ..I think It was last year !
Commented on 2013-03-31 23:28:22
tbh this is quite significant downgrade from the original version powered by GTX680. Not sure whether they used the recent dev kit version (hopefully not) but the weaker textures, less particles and simpler lighting system make this version look inferior compared to the older one. I'm a bit disappointed :-/
Commented on 2013-04-01 00:14:29
check out that video to see a comparison between ps4&pc... differences are quite huge!
Commented on 2013-04-01 00:17:37 In reply to gr0w
yeah, surprisingly huge. That's what I'm talking about !
Commented on 2013-04-01 00:24:14
hmm, doesn't look as good as the last time i saw it a few months ago.
Commented on 2013-04-01 01:17:03
the only problem might be an awkward design .. we all saw the infiltrator ! that is the real unreal engine 4 !
Commented on 2013-04-01 01:36:34
Looks amazing! Of course there are going to be differences between an engine running on a £1200 PC and a £300-400 console and the more Epic and other developers get to know the new systems the better the Unreal 4 engine (and other engines) will perform.
Commented on 2013-04-01 05:13:05
too bad tech demos never bare any resemblance to a game running on the same engine.
Commented on 2013-04-01 06:10:27
It looks damn impressive regardless.
Commented on 2013-04-01 07:02:12
The original demo (single gtx 680?) had an almost prerendered look to it. The ps4 one looks more like a game
Commented on 2013-04-01 11:33:08
Looks pretty good, although far from the most impressive demo shown on the console in my opinion. In fact, I want to see what the infiltrator demo looks like on PS4. That demo blew away the original version of this trailer...
Commented on 2013-04-01 12:10:25
Beautiful tech-demo.
Commented on 2013-04-01 14:01:20
There must be some other problems going on in the background. Even the textures look muddy and considering the PS4 has 8gb of RAM this shouldn't be an issue.
Commented on 2013-04-01 14:10:01 In reply to bleachedsmiles
I hate to say it guys but this is more likely to be on the ps4 then the Samaritan or the new infiltrator demo those were running on pc and no way those are running on the ps4
Commented on 2013-04-01 14:50:00
there has been a rumour going around this particular demo uses only like 28-30 % of the actual PS4 power. I wish it was true. :-)
Commented on 2013-04-01 15:25:18 In reply to TylerDee
Posted by TylerDee
there has been a rumour going around this particular demo uses only like 28-30 % of the actual PS4 power. I wish it was true. :-)
I think it's because the tech demo shown at the reveal (and is being shown here) didn't have final hardware (even the killzone devs made their stage demo using a dev kit with only ~2gig of ram avaliable for graphics...apparently). I mean, with 8 gig of ram, surely there is no reason for, say, the doorframe in this tech demo to look completely untextured?

@fayte - the UE4 engine is massively scalable, it'll even be on phones and tablets (but not the wii-U apparently. Lol). So while the infiltrator demo is running on PC right now, it could easily run on next gen consoles,'d probably just need some cut-backs. Much like the comparissons between the PC version of the elemental tech demo, and the PS4 version.
Commented on 2013-04-01 16:00:13 In reply to KORNdog
You might be right. They can justify the lack of the more advanced lighting system but the weak textures were what really shocked me. We'll see, but I really wanna believe they just used an older devkit.
Commented on 2013-04-01 16:19:19
Bufff, much better on PC >.<
Commented on 2013-04-01 18:13:08
It's clearly just an unoptimized port. The most jarring thing for me was not the weak textures, but the stuttering fps. Displacement mapping on the lava was completely missing too, and the lighting took a massive hit. Remember, Epic said that the Samaritan demo was running off of a couple of high end cards in SLI and that they could get it down to a single GPU. Similar to this demo. No doubt it initially required SLI to run it, but got it down to the single 680. They got it really close, and that's encouraging enough, because as time goes on, no doubt they could match or even surpass the original PC demo to run on the PS4/Xbox.
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