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Samaritan tech demo, any way to download the real time demo?

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    Hey guys, I think you all remember the Samaritan tech DX11 demo shown by Epic back in March, my question is: is there any way to download the real time demo, and not just a prerendered HD video of it?

    Do you guys know if Epic actually ever released the files necessary to run this demo? Maybe as a part of the Unreal Engine SDK?

    Any info on this would be greatly appreciated :)
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    When the demo was shown by Epic back in March, they mentioned that it was running on a current PC using off the shelf components, and also showcasing current DX11 specific features, so I looked everywhere to download the actual demo, but was disappointing to find that only a prerendered video of it is available.

    Any of you guys know if the actual demo is available to the public? I've looked for it everywhere, and all I can find are reference to the Unreal SDK, but no actual demo, I was just curious to see it in real time and tinker with the different graphic settings :p

    Here's a link to the video of the demo in case you haven't seen it yet, or wanna whet your appetite again:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgS67BwPfFY

    Try to watch it in 1080p, but due to video compression, the IQ doesn't make justice to it :(
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    Nope, it is only a tech demo, and they haven't released it yet. I dont even think they have released the dx11 part of the Unreal engine
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    it's a CG tech demo pre-rendered with a rendering cluster at some astronomical AA and AF settings and at a crazy resolution and then recorded. You can't play it in real time. Even if he release it for the SDK, you'll never be able to get the same quality.
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    UE3 support DX11.

    Btw, at VGA 2011 Epic Games will announce new game. I'm praying it will be Samaritan. :laugh:
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    Epic was very specific in saying that altough the demo would never run on current consoles, it was being rendered in real time using a PC built with off the shelf parts

    I didn't know that, if that's the case the game will be PC exclusive, as this technology is way ahead of what current consoles are capable of doing, I really hope you're right, but in this day and age, I think it's gonna be really hard for any big developer to make that kind of commitment, here's hoping that Epic is that kind of developer :)
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    it wont be PC exclusive there games never are these days,

    EPIC releases new games when they have new Engine updates to showcase whats new, they then rely on developers buying a license for using there game engine to keep them rolling in the green.

    and yes it was run in real time using 3x GTX 580's in SLI
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    Yeah i know UDK had it in march/april, i meant no current games use it effectively.

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