Epic Games announces Unreal Engine 5, Fortnite for nextgen and praises the PS5
Today is a very important day for the gaming sector, Epic Games announced the new and powerful graphics engine Unreal Engine 5, further disclosing that Fortnite will be available at the launch of the PS5 And Xbox Series X, while praising the console hardware Sony.
Let’s proceed step by step and together analyze everything there is to know about the powerful graphics engine that will power the new generation of consoles from 2021.
Unreal Engine 5 officially announced at the Summer Game Fest
The CEO from Epic Games Tim Sweeney he has declared:
Our goal is not only to offer more functionality to developers, but to be able to make high-quality titles by making the work easier and at the same time productive for developers.
During the live, a game was shown that will never be commercialized, being a Tech Demo made for the occasion, which ran on the PS5 development kit.
There Demo in question showed the potential of the new Hardware from Sony, a kind of tomb Raider with all the credentials to show off the potential of the graphics engine.
Tim goes on:
You can create a high-end console game and make it look great or make it run on smartphones, attracting more audiences, through distribution across multiple platforms.
The new graphics engine uses 2 technologies from which the Tech Demo, or Nanite And Lumen. The first allows you to generate environments in greater detail by importing cinema-quality assets, consisting of billions of polygons, into the graphics engine.
Nanite deals with streaming management and data scaling in real time, without losing quality, this allows developers to create much more detailed environments than now, using less resources and time.
Lumen instead it deals with global lighting, which works in real time and dynamically, showing the results immediately at each change of scene.
The system deals with the rendering of light on what it impacts. This will allow you to create dynamic scenes whose angle of the sun can change according to the day.
No more waiting for the brightness map scan to complete or UV map creation to see the results in real time.
Unreal Engine 5 will be available in Preview from the beginning of 2021, while the debut will take place by the end of next year.
Epic Games took the opportunity to praise PS5 Hardware as follows:
The hardware of the new console Sony it is absolutely phenomenal. Not only in terms of graphics power which is of course unprecedented, but also in terms of memory management architecture.
The new SSD from PS5 represents a real art form, it is far ahead of what you can buy today in a high-end gaming PC. The time for the loading screens is bound to run out.
With the power of the console it is possible to have content that we have only dreamed of in the past. PS5 has enormous potential, offers much larger bandwidth in managing storage space resources, this allows the GPU to adapt to memory to handle game worlds tens of gigabytes larger than now and instantly.
We conclude by informing you that Fortnite will be available as free to play when the new consoles are launched, the details are as follows:
- Fortnite is optimized to take advantage of the hardware and features of the new consoles
- On new generation consoles it will boast a better graphics sector and at the same time high performance
- The game will initially use the graphics engine Unreal Engine 4, in 2021 it will switch toUnreal Engine 5
- Players will be able to transfer their progress, including items purchased on current consoles
- The game will support the Cross-Play with all platforms, as it currently works
- The versions Xbox One and PS4 they will continue to be supported even after the next generation is released