Creatures, Inc. (the owners of 1/3 of the Pokemon copyright) has a new job listing with a photo of Pikachu being created using the Unreal Engine.
All of the screens on the monitor shows Unreal Engine 4, separated into 2 tabs/windows. The one on the left shows the Viewport, depicting a Pikachu model in front of a first person camera. The one on the right shows the UE4 Materials Blueprint.
This Material is showing the Pikachu’s skin, with a variety of lightings applied.
This listing and photo don’t necessarily mean Pokemon Switch is being developed using Unreal Engine, but it is an interesting concept.
More as the story develops…
Andrew has been a nerd his whole life. He built his first computer when he was 8, started working in the IT industry at 15, and played competitive Counter-Strike at 16. His interest in amiibo started before their release but didn’t really take off until after the new year. He doesn’t like to admit it but Little Mac and WFT are among the amiibo that he had pre-ordered from Amazon but cancelled before their release. Little did he know a few months later he’d help start Amiibo Alerts. Gaming has always been his passion. He grew up with an NES, Sega Genesis, and PS2 before realizing that PCs truly are better than consoles.
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