Unreal Engine 5 on PS5 (Gaming)

by cheapLEY @, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 16:57 (777 days ago)

Epic unveiled Unreal Engine 5 with a demo apparently running in real time on PS5 development hardware. It’s the first thing I’ve seen that really feels “next gen.”

I’m no developer, so I don’t know how “real” this is, but it’s a very impressive demo.

The thing I’ve seen quite a bit about is the Nanite system, which apparently eliminates the need for low-poly versions of the sculpted models. The engine just handles that dynamically. I suspect it’s not that simple, and I’d love to hear actual developers weigh in on it (which I haven’t seen), but it sounds like it could help mitigate a huge part of the normal asset pipeline.

The lighting stuff seems really impressive, too, but I can barely even comprehend the layman’s version of what any of that entails.

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