Epic demonstrates Playstation 3 power (video)
Published: May 16, 2005 8:02 PM PDT
Epic Games held the most impressive demo of the Playstation 3's power potential. The demonstration, shown here in this exclusive video highlights the level of detail a developer can harness with the Cell and Nvidia's RSX GPU.
The company demonstrated an action sequence using the Unreal 3 Engine. A marine battled a robot in a tight corridor. Both characters had detail equivalent to a CG film. Sparks and explosions flew as each character tried to gain the upper hand. The game was then stopped and detail surrounding the characters and the environment were examined. Even outside, a fully rendered ocean with buildings could be seen. The demonstration was said to represent two months of work on the PS3, suggesting that the system would be easy to code for.