Unreal Engine 3 on PS3

After only two months with PS3 hardware, Tim Sweeney and the rest of the team at Epic Games put together one of the most amazing demos we have ever seen of graphics driven by the NVIDIA RSX GPU.

The Unreal 3 engine demo on the PS3 was the world's first demo of a working game engine on PS3 hardware. The demo ran at a 720p resolution.

Our camera shots can't possibly convey the incredible quality and impact of ' demo, which was rendered entirely in real time on PS3 hardware (no indication whether or not it was a dev kit or an actual prototype PS3).

EA Studio's Fight Night PS3

Fight Night PS3 was also demoed, showcasing impressive graphics, facial emotions and physics running on PS3 hardware:

The frame rate wasn't perfectly smooth, but the demo was impressive nonetheless.

Final Fantasy XII

There was also a pre-rendered FF XII demo, however it seems like the game will be released as a PS2 title that is playable on PS3 hardware.

Square also ran a tech demo of Final Fantasy VII on PS3 hardware, but they have no plans to release a remake of FF VII, the demo was simply one to show their support for the platform.

Aliasing in PS3 Demos?

One thing we noticed in most of the PS3 demos was that there was still varying amounts of aliasing in the demos; some demos were better than others, but none were perfect. At the same time, a lot can change between now and the PS3's release.

Final Words

We don't really have any more words for the PS3 at this point - we were amazed by its technology, by the demos, but at the same time Spring 2006 is a full year from now. More on PS3 and Xbox 360 this week...

Update: I've posted some more PS3 and Xbox 360 thoughts in my blog if you're interested in more analysis on today's announcement.

Playstation 3 Demos
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  • Pythias - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    when pc gaming is as competively priced as console gaming, then i'll think about it. Reply
  • michal1980 - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I was worried about the ps3 when xbox 360 was announced. but wow, this box looks amazing.
    imho also looks more refined then the xbox. very slickly future cool, like it belongs with a high-tech tv. xbox now looks like an i-mac.

    i'm glad there keeping blu-ray. plus built in hard drive. and something very smart.

    SD cards for removable memory. FINALLY stanard memory cards as opposed to highly over priced units from sony.
    Reply
  • jkostans - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    One thing I've learned is to be very skeptical until after a product has been released and reviewed. I seriously doubt the PS3 will be able to overcome the momentum the X360 will already have. The systems look like they will be equal in performance and features as a whole. Reply
  • Son of a N00b - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    by 2006, i think the PC will have its afir of hardware that can give the ps3 a bit of a spanking...its the same as if alienware(uggg even typing the name is like buying the overpriced crap) were to announce a new PC, say extreme somthing or other, and then say, and its gonna have a 3ghz athlon X2 dual core with 2mb cache, and either 4 nvidia or ati gpu's or vpu's in SLI, and then say, but its not coming out till 2006....same things but ehre are differences....we shall see....or course price is another major facotr...but there is arguements for both sides on that also.... Reply
  • Shinei - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    I second the motion of buying a PS3 specifically for an FFVII remake. Holy Jesus. Of course, KillZone 2, Devil May Cry 4, and all my PSX/PS2 favorites is a pretty strong vote in favor of the PS3, as well, so... :) Reply
  • CrystalBay - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    That thing'll run hotter than !!!!. Reply
  • rqle - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    hope these 2 console lower the price of current and next generation GPU. Reply
  • JustAnAverageGuy - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    Note to Anand,

    Bring better camera next time.

    Still. Looks impressive!

    - JaAG
    Reply
  • GhandiInstinct - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    YES SHABBY,

    And thats just the beginning of their software potential.
    Reply
  • shabby - Monday, May 16, 2005 - link

    Are those fight night shot for real? They look insane. Reply

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