On Tuesday, epic games officially launched Unreal engine 5an advanced game engine designed to create photo-realistic graphics.
According to the company, the new engine represents a “leap in technological possibilities for generations”. Perhaps the two most important functions are “Lumen”, a way to add realistic lighting effects, and “Nanite”, a tool to incorporate high-quality textures into the game environment.
In 2020, the company showcased both features in a great game demo on PlayStation 5. On Tuesday, Xbox game developer The Coalition released a new clip showing the team using Unreal Engine 5.
Unreal Engine 5 also promises to be easier to use, paving the way for faster game development. This includes 3D animation and modeling tools added directly to the editing interface.
“With this release, we want to empower teams of all sizes to push the boundaries of what is possible, visually and interactively,” said Epic Games in an announcement.