We’ve had a little glimpse of what the future of gaming might be, with Epic offering a sneak peak at what the next-gen Unreal Engine 4 will look like.

A video demo of the kind of in-game graphics we can expect was shown on Gametrailers TV and involved a giant, mean-looking son of a gun awakening in a lava-filled lair.

Visually it looks stunning, with Epic showing off various lightening tricks and changes in weather.

Epic is keen for the gaming industry to keep up with the likes of tablets and smartphones as they become more powerful and thus genuine alternative platforms for gaming,

Currently there’s no timeframe on when we might be seeing Unreal Engine 4, though rumours are rife that we might have unwilling seen some next-gen action already at E3

The future of gaming looks good. In fact very good indeed.

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