Epic was on hand at the recent Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco to assure the development world that the Unreal Engine 3
was far from done; the engine may be a few years old, but there it still has a ton of life yet. The studio presented a new tech demo using the engine, entitled Samaritan, which showed some of the recent refinements made to the engine.
The visual demonstration, which you can view below, shows a variety of the recent advancements in the engine in action. You can see the engine using DirectX11 and NVIDIA APEX physics as well as improved shader models and multi-sampled textures. All of these features will be available to the public in March UDK Beta which is currently available for free.
Source: Game Informer