Epic Games officially announces Unreal Engine 5, showcases first next-gen tech demo

Epic Games has officially announced the next version of Unreal Engine, Unreal Engine 5. Unreal Engine 5 promises to target next-gen platforms. In order to showcase its capabilities, the team has also revealed its first next-gen tech demo.

Unreal Engine 5 aims to empower artists to achieve unprecedented levels of detail and interactivity. It also aims to bring these capabilities within practical reach of teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries.

According to Epic Games, the following tech demo features Niagara VFX improvements, Chaos physics and destruction, animation system enhancements, and audio advancements. Moreover, the demo was running on PS5.

Epic Games also claimed that developers will be able to port their Unreal Engine 4 games to Unreal Engine 5.

Now I have to be honest here. When I watched this tech demo, I immediately thought of Tomb Raider. Thus, it will be interesting to see whether the next-gen Tomb Raider game will look like this.

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

Enjoy!

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