Re: Epic Reveals First Details of Unreal Engine 4
I would also say I'm not too impressed either. Same stuff every generation has been claiming. Better water, better lighting, and better particle effects.
It will probably look better in some games but it still doesn't solve the main issue which is textures. If you look at the ground and still have a low resolution jaggy mess where you can see the seam from the engine trying to sew two textures together it will detract any advantages the lighting has. The day that textures are removed completely will be the best day for graphics.