12.9.2014

Unreal in Vegas: The Game Awards and PSX 2014

By Joe Kreiner

Last weekend we had a great time checking out the latest in gaming! We attended two events – Friday night was Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards, followed by the PlayStation Experience on Saturday and Sunday.

The Game Awards event felt like an awards show put on by the industry, bringing together gamers with their favorite developers. It was great to see games news being delivered straight to the community and there truly was a little something for everyone. There are a lot of great games coming to PC, mobile, console and VR.

Two awesome Unreal Engine indie teams were featured at The Game Awards – Three One Zero with ADR1FT and The Odd Gentlemen with the new King’s Quest. It was a historic moment to see Ken and Roberta Williams hand off the King’s Quest torch to Lindsey Rostal and Matt Korba – we’re really excited for them here at Epic!

The rest of the weekend was spent at PSX. Sony’s event was a nonstop immersion in games. Check out these Unreal Engine titles mentioned during the keynote:

Title

Developer

Publisher

Notes

Batman Arkham Knight

Rocksteady

WBIE

Ships June 2nd

Killing Floor 2

Tripwire Interactive

Tripwire Interactive

First time on console

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Robot Entertainment

Robot Entertainment

 

Mirror’s Edge

Dice

EA

Free on Playstation 3!

Dungeon Denfenders II

Trendy Entertainment

Trendy Entertainment

 

Unreal Engine was represented on the show floor as well, with the first chance to play Mortal Kombat X in North America! Congratulations to WB and NetherRealm, it looks fantastic. I also noticed Psyonix had their UE3 title Rocket League playable for the first time ever – “Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars” – sign me up! White Paper Games was also there showing off Ether One for the Playstation 4.

Great times were had catching up with Unreal developers like Gearbox, Nexon, CCP, and many others! Thanks for coming out and it’s great to see so many amazing titles coming out.

If you'd like to follow my antics in the games industry, or just see what’s up with Unreal Engine developers, follow @joekreiner on Twitter.

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