Another Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo, This One Running on PS4


Epic Games has another Unreal Engine 4 tech demo to show off this week. The Infiltrator demo was for PC, but this next one, Elemental, is running in real time on PlayStation 4. The demo shows an evil lord Sauron lookalike reawakening from his fortress throne inside an erupting volcano and using his fire hammer to rend the mountainside below, thus triggering the emergence of a glacial giant. Before the two elemental foes do battle, the demo ends.

A slightly shorter version of this Elemental tech demo was presented on PC last June; it’s embedded below for comparison. The lighting, particle effects, and the finer details, particularly on the lava, are more impressive than the PS4 demo, but I suppose that’s to be expected since high-end PC hardware is always going to edge out fixed console specs.

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