Unreal Engine 5 Unveiled With Real-Time Tech Demo On PS5

Boasting improved geometry, global illumination, and much more.

Posted By | On 13th, May. 2020

unreal engine 5

Epic Games have unveiled their first step into the next generation of consoles, with the official announcement of Unreal Engine 5, the new version of their engine built for next-gen consoles. A real-time tech demo showcasing the capabilities of the engine – running on a PS5 – has also been shown off, which you can view below. Without a doubt, it looks very impressive.

One of the biggest new advancements Unreal Engine 5 introduces is Lumen, which is the engine’s system for real-time dynamic global illumination. It reacts to changes in the scene and in the geometry, and boasts diffuse interreflection with infinite bounces and indirect specular reflections in large environments across large distances.

Improved geometry is something else the new engine emphasizes, allowing developers to make use of film-quality assets within games themselves, which can carry up to hundreds of millions of polygons. “Nanite geometry is streamed and scaled in real time so there are no more polygon count budgets, polygon memory budgets, or draw count budgets,” Epic explains. “There is no need to bake details to normal maps or manually author LODs; and there is no loss in quality.”

Other systems such as Chaos physics and destruction, Niagara VFX, convolution reverb, and ambisonics rendering are also shown in the tech demo. You can take a look below.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Century: Age of Ashes Has Been Delayed to Steer Clear of Battlefield 2042

Century: Age of Ashes Has Been Delayed to Steer Clear of Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042's new launch date is a bit too close for comfort to Century: Age of Ashes' planned release da...

Titanfall 3 isn’t Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Respawn Says

Titanfall 3 isn’t Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Respawn Says

"We’ve got too many other games in the works right now," says Respawn Entertainment's community coordinator ...

Alan Wake Remastered Could be Tweaked to Connect to Other Remedy Titles

Alan Wake Remastered Could be Tweaked to Connect to Other Remedy Titles

Remedy Entertainment says the upcoming remaster's content will remain largely unchanged, but hints that there ...

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

A report by Tooltester reveals that Steam experiences more outages than PlayStation and Xbox Live on average.

Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto Says He’s About to Make Divisive Career Decisions

Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto Says He’s About to Make Divisive Career Decisions

Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto doesn't expect all of his fans to be supportive of his career decisions this wee...

Evertried Is A Strategic Roguelite Coming To Consoles and PC Later This Year

Evertried Is A Strategic Roguelite Coming To Consoles and PC Later This Year

Lunic Games' Evertried is a roguelite with turn-based combat and will be releasing on all major platforms on O...