I have being working in the AAA industry for tha last 3 years and the crunch is what is forcing me to find something else to do in life even if I love 3d. Some places may be more respectful with their employees but in my experience the crunch is even calculated in advance cause they know the workers will accept that. Some people is very passionate and don´t mind to do it and that is fine but a lot of people have families and they want to build a healthy environment with them or other goals outside the working ours. Not to mention non-payed overtime and other abuses I faced. Hope this industry fixs this problem.
Those tilesets are sexy. Seeing new tilesets is like getting introduced to a new lego set.
Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Engine 4 and the mobile hardware developer Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI) are officially working together. Recently Dave Durnil, head of Advanced Content and Gaming for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, talked about the collaboration and the way it changes the game.
UE4 demands powerful hardware, but it appears that it can work with Snapdragon 820 Mobile Development Platform (MDP) with the Adreno 530 GPU. “
Basically, Epic Games and QTI now have the ability to use rich content created with Unreal Engine on mobile devices. As the developers state, development cycle is quite short on Adreno, which brings even more possibilities.
The Zen Restaurant demo is another example of collaboration. It’s an architectural visualization of an ultra-modern restaurant, designed to show the potential of Unreal Engine 4 on mobile.
Adreno’s ability to switch between retained mode rendering and direct rendering is what makes it so powerful to us.
We thought it would be a good idea to capture the cool feel of a modern restaurant. We follow them (game developers ) as closely as possible so we’ll always have mobile hardware that’s catching up. It helps put us ahead of the game.
Make sure to watch 3-minute video below for more on what the collaboration means for graphics-intensive apps and games.