Epic Games President Mike Capps says that the Unreal Engine 4 is for the next generation of consoles, which he guesses will appear from 2012 to 2018, he said at Microsoft’s Gamefest 2008 in Seattle this week.
“We’ve got Unreal [Engine] 4 in production right now… it’s going to be in the next console generation – our rough guess is 2012 [to] 2018.” said Capps.
He says that consoles will get the Unreal Engine 4 first, with PC’s getting it after that.
“Version 4 will exclusively target the next console generation, Microsoft’s successor for the Xbox 360, Sony’s successor for the Playstation 3 – and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs, then that also. PCs will follow after that.”