Epic Games formalizes Unreal Engine 5 (on PS5)!

It’s under the Summer Game Fest that the giant Epic Games has decided to formalize its new Unreal Engine 5. A new generation graphics engine, intended of course for the PC, but also (and above all?) of the future Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles. For its presentation , Epic Games released a video made… on PS5!

According to Epic Games, this is what the "Next gen" will be able to offer us, once the developers will obviously have the tools in hand and that they will master the bowels of future consoles. The video posted by Epic Games reveals an unprecedented attention to detail, with a technical demo that clearly puts your eyes on it, as is often the case with technical demos concerning the Unreal Engine.

Games not before a year (at least)?

However, do not hope to find this quality on your screens at the end of the year, since this is a demo optimized to the maximum, to demonstrate the extent of the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5. In other words, it is not a " real game". A demo that integrates two distinct technologies, namely Nanite, which takes care of the geometric side, and Lumen, which in turn manages the light effects dynamically.

However, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, you should not expect to see games of this ilk before " a little time". The latter takes the example of the Xbox 360 and a certain Gears of War, launched a year after the console, and which was one of the first big representatives of the next-gen (and Unreal Engine 3) . So we will probably have to wait a year (at least) to discover titles that are really " next gen On our Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles.

Note that the new Unreal Engine 5 will be compatible with PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, iOS and Android, but it will not be deployed in preview version for developers before start 2021. Suffice to say that the first games fully exploiting the potential of this Unreal Engine 5 will not arrive for a few years…