The Old West Northwood Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo

The Old West: Northwood Tech Demo gets a Next-Gen Update in Unreal Engine 5.2 with support for NVIDIA DLSS 3

StunningVanilla has released a Next-Gen Update for The Old West: Northwood Tech Demo in Unreal Engine 5. This update ports the demo to the latest version of Epic’s engine, UE5.2, improves its graphics, and adds support for NVIDIA DLSS 3.

The Old West: Northwood Tech Demo features a lot of modern-day features, such as water ripples with character interactions, dynamic wind effects and snow trailers with VFX. Clothing, buildings and objects become wait in rain, and there are water drippings from the rooftops.

The demo also has ragdoll physics when the character falls from a height, as well as accumulation of snow and dust on clothing and buildings. Additionally, there is a feature similar to Quake 2 that allows flies, bees and butterflies to appear in specific scenarios (in Q2 it was in dead enemies and in this tech demo is during Summer time).

Now while this tech demo is not as impressive as some other UE5 demos, it at least looks great. It’s also a demo that can give you an idea of how a future game may run on your PC system. Thus, we highly recommend downloading it from here.

Speaking of UE5 tech demos, we also suggest taking a look at the following ones. At GDC 2023, Epic Games showcased a next-gen demo, called Electric Dreams. And, thankfully, you can download this demo as a UE5 environment sample project from here. Let’s also not forget the Unreal Engine 5.2 Next-Gen Tropical Rainforest Tech Demo from MAWI United. We also recommend downloading the Unreal Engine 5 Hillside Sample Demo.

All in all, these demos can give you a glimpse at UE5 until we get the first games using it. Okay okay, technically we’ve already gotten the first (which is Layers of Fear). However, we expect some more advanced ones to come out later this year. Lords of the Fallen, Immortals of Aveum and Jusant are the ones we’re currently looking forward to.

Have fun!

The Old West: Northwood NEXT-GEN UPDATE Trailer | Unreal Engine 5.2 Tech Demo