The ‘Elemental’ demo has been used a few times to show the power of Unreal Engine 4, but the video below shows the same slice of tech running on a PS4, or at least the current state of the PlayStation 4 development kits.
It looks good, right? Well, below that is the same demo running real time on a PC equipped with a GTX 680 graphics card. Whilst it’s true that the PS4 hardware (and sofware) isn’t final yet, it’s clear the PC version is a step or two ahead.
First glance suggests there’re less fancy particle effects, some shadows are missing and the frame rate isn’t nearly as smooth. Early days, perhaps, but we’d have hoped that even at this stage the PS4 would look the superior version.
The PS4 video is from GDC (with the PC one from last June) and if nothing else shows that next-gen games are (potentially) going to look beautiful.