UNREAL ENGINE 5 The First Look by Epic Games

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Unreal Engine 5, revealed in a first look. Aiming to achieve the Photorealism on par with movie CG and real-life effects. And it is available free for Developers through productive tools and content libraries.

A Real time Demo Running live on PlayStation 5

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Unreal Engine 5 – is all about the performance of the next-gen consoles like, Playstation 5 and Xbox series X. These consoles support massive and wild resolutions and frame rates.

Two Key areas were Unreal Engine 5 worked on, Lumen and Nanite.

Lumen – Dynamic Global Illumination delivers beautiful bounce lighting which reacts to the scene and when light changes. Lumen erases the need to wait for lightmap bakes to finish.
Nanite – which can render an insane number of polygons so quick. That there are over billions of polygons of sourced geometry in each frame. The Nanite shrinks down without loosing around over 20 million drawn polygons. These details you can get only in a higher resolution monitor, or 8K or 16K come along.

The demo also showcases existing engine systems such as Chaos physics and destruction, Niagara VFX, convolution reverb, and ambisonics rendering.

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Epic Online Services have Launched!

EOS – with a toolset that can help all the developers make their online gameplay for free. In a simple multi-platforms like PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Previous to today, only game analytics and customer service tools were available.

During the launch, these are two suites of services 1. Game Services and 2. Epic Account Services. Epic Games also shared that they will release Fortnite as a launch title on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Fortnite built on UE 4. And it will be forward compatible, and in the future, you can move your projects to UE 5 when ready.

Unreal Engine 5 will be available in preview in early 2021, and in a full release late in 2021.

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