Eye candy: Unreal Engine and Unity’s GDC 2018 sizzle reels
The two giants of commercial game engine development, Epic Games and Unity Technologies, have posted new GDC 2018 sizzle reels showing the best recent titles created with their engines.
At just under four minutes, Epic Games’ Unreal Engine sizzle reel (above) is the longer of the two, and features the bigger commercial hits, including Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Epic’s own Fortnite.
In some cases, it’s literally photorealistic: the middle section features visualisation work done in UE4 by the likes of Cityscape Digital and Mackevision, along with some neat broadcast and mixed reality projects.
However, there are a good selection of indie titles in there: notably Moss, Polyarc’s charming VR puzzle title, and street art-inspired third-person adventure Concrete Genie, also featured heavily in Epic’s keynote.
The Unity reel is shorter, more stylised, and more offbeat – as might be expected of a platform now used to create 50% of the world’s new mobile games, and the majority of its VR and AR titles.