Epic to unveil Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

'Leading the way in next-gen.'

Epic Games plans to ‘lead the way’ into the next generation of gaming at the Game Developer’s Conference next week.

The Gears of War and Unreal Tournament developer will preview its “next-generation game technology,” the Unreal Engine 4, to “select licensees, partners and prospective customers during the exhibition.” Said partners will have to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to see the technology.

On Wednesday, March 7, from 2 to 3pm, and again on Thursday, March 8, from 2 to 3pm, Epic will host media breifings ‘announcing the latest news’ from the company. Thursday’s briefing will be a repeat of Wednesday’s.

Additionally, Epic will host a series of keynotes, headlined by “a bevy of talented speakers.” Get the full schedule below, courtesy of Epic.

Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Room 2016, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Room 3005, West Hall, 3rd Floor

  • Producer Boot Camp tutorial featuring leaders in studio management and game production such as Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson.

Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Room 2009, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m. – 11:25 a.m., Room 3009, West Hall, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 135, North Hall

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 2012, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Room 2002, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 3014, West Hall, 3rd Floor

Thursday, March 8, 12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 2006, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Room 3014, West Hall, 3rd Floor

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room 2009, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room 132, North Hall

Friday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Room 2016, West Hall, 2nd Floor

Friday, March 9, 10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m., Room 135, North Hall

Friday, March 9, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Room 300, South Hall

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