System Shock Remake – Unreal Engine 4 vs Unity Engine Video Comparison

YouTube’s ‘Cycu1’ has shared a video comparison between the Unreal Engine 4 and the Unity Engine versions of System Shock Remake. In case you weren’t aware of, Nightdive Studios initially planned to develop this highly anticipated remake in Unity Engine (and released a demo for it). However, the team then decided to switch over to Unreal Engine 4.

The good news here is that this is a proper comparison between these two builds, featuring the very same environments. And right from the start we see better lighting effects in the Unreal Engine 4 build. The Unreal Engine 4 build also appears to be running better (though unfortunately we don’t know the machines that were used to capture this gameplay footage).

Furthermore, Unreal Engine 4 has a cool motion blur effect, though I’m pretty sure that some may hate it as it can noticeably blur the image when moving quickly the camera. The smoke effects also appear to be “heavier” and more beautiful in the Unreal Engine 4 version.

Overall, things look great and I’m pretty sure that those that enjoyed the Unity Engine demo will be really happy with what Nightdive Studios has achieved with Unreal Engine 4.


System Shock Remake - Unreal Engine 4 2019 vs 2017 Unity Build Graphics Comparison

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