World of Warcraft’s Westfall & Elwynn Forest Recreated In Unreal Engine 4; Makes you Wish Blizzard Would Upgrade

Posted Jul 22, 2015
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YouTube’s ‘Daniel L’ has released a video, showcasing World of Warcraft’s Westfall recreated in Unreal Engine 4. He explains that his project is still in its early stages, but it does look quite promising.

You can check out Westfall in Unreal Engine 4 below:

Textures were taken from CGtextures.com and Unreal demos. Some models were extracted from World of Warcraft using WowModelViewer. Trees made in SpeedTree for Unreal 4.

Previously Daniel recreated the Elwynn Forest in Unreal Engine 4, which can be viewed below:

World of Warcraft certainly looks quite beautiful in Unreal Engine 4

Daniel L reports that he’s working on implementing proper LOD for trees and  shadows for the entire scene, water reflections, fewer but bigger trees (more Elwynn-like). Finishing areas, the lake and the lake house specifically Pop-ins. Working on improving wood texture and the glass material in the windows, as well as reducing light intensity to avoid over and underexposure. Also adding bigger texture scaling and Ambient Occlusion. Daniel expresses that in the future he would like to make his project available for free for VR devices.

Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.

Unreal Engine forum member ‘koola‘ has recently released two screenshots from his latest project, that looked just absolutely mind-blowing, and now he has released two more images from the map and a video showcasing fully procedural ground textures. Koola mentions that big rocks come from the Epic Kite Demo.

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Koola has previously delivered some hyper realistic real-time architectural visualizations using Unreal Engine 4. Taking advantage of both the power and accessibility of UE4, the results of his work have wowed colleagues and has garnered attention from the international press and the Unreal team at Epic. Earlier this year Koola became the very first recipient of the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program, a financial development fund designed to incentivize and reward innovative projects designed in Unreal Engine 4.

Witness the making of the first-person experience ADR1FT, Three One Zero’s narrative-driven survival game that takes the genre to breathless levels. CGCloud has created an incredibly impressive new project, LondonLoft, using the Unreal Engine 4. The astounding wlakthrough can be watched here.

Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive, announced Vampyr, a new role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.

Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.

We will bring you any new information on future Unreal Engine 4 projects as soon as it becomes available.

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