Epic's Unreal Engine 3 has had a huge influence over this generation of video games, so naturally we're excited to see what they have in store for Unreal Engine 4. The upcoming engine is expected to be the most powerful yet produced, and it will likely power much of the next generation of games.

But could they really look this good? We're not talking CG cut-scenes or pre-rendered footage, here. We're talking about games that actually look like this when you're playing them.

Right now we can only dream, but who know? The future might come sooner than we expect.

Then again, we might not get any new consoles until 2015. When do you think the next Xbox and PS4 are coming? And do you count the Wii U as next-gen? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.