Today, Epic Games fully launched Unreal Engine 5. “State of Unreal” was a virtual event put on by the company. The impressive new game engine was the main attraction, and you can download it right now.
For game developers, Unreal Engine 5 is a big deal. It has a lot of performance improvements over its predecessor, which is why it’s so important. But what stands out is how Unreal Engine 5 will make future games look more like they are from the real world. Since Fortnite moved to Unreal Engine 5 with its Chapter 3 launch, this isn’t the only thing it does. It isn’t the best game for realism, though.
Lumen and Nanite are two of the most important tools in the game. They make the magic happen. The first is used for dynamic lighting, letting it change with the game world. The second is used to make high-quality visual assets while keeping the frame rate and fidelity the same.
There is only one game that shows how good Unreal Engine 5 games can be: The Matrix Awakens. When you first look at it, you might think it was a scene from one of the Matrix movies. Anyone can download and try it out on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation to look at what the future will look like when it comes out. In an interview with IGN, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri talked about how the company and its partners work together.
People who use it can tell Epic if there are things they can do to make it even better. Then other game developers can use them to make their games better, too! It’s not open-source, but it’s a good way to make sure everyone wins. Read more; Last Event in Chapter 2 of Fortnite Flipped Over The Entire Island.
One example is The Coalition, which made changes to Unreal Engine 5 that made it easier for consoles to run games that use many lighting techniques. As for Epic Games, CD Projekt Red has already said that its next Witcher game will run on Unreal Engine 5 rather than its own game engine. Also, Crystal Dynamics will be making the next Tomb Raider with the new tech. Read also; Grand Theft Auto 6: Everything You Need to Know.
Because Epic Games wants people to be able to get started quickly, they’ve also made a lot of starter projects that you can play and try out. Lyra, a shooter, and City Sample, which has the whole city set up from The Matrix Awakens. There is now a way to get it from the Epic Games Launcher.