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Weta Digital’s Unreal Engine Meerkat Tech Demo has been updated to UE5.4 and is available for download

In December 2020, Weta Digital showcased an amazing real-time animated short in Unreal Engine 4. And today, we have some good news for you. Not only is that UE4 demo available for download, but it was also updated for Unreal Engine 5.4, taking full advantage of Lumen.

In this tech demo, Weta Digital explored how far they can push movie-quality hair, fur, and feathers for linear storytelling in real-time. And yes, on high-end GPUs, you can run this demo in real-time with smooth framerates.

Now as with all tech demos, this can give us a glimpse at the future of video-games. While we won’t get tomorrow this kind of graphics in our games, we can definitely expect this level of detail in next-gen titles. That’s when PS6 and the next Xbox come out.

Anyway, if you want to test your PC system, you can go ahead and download the demo from this link. As said, you’ll get access to both the UE4 and the UE5.4 versions. I’ve also included below a video that compares these two versions. Sadly, though, Cycu1 has not included a framerate overlay stat to see how these demos run.

Speaking of Unreal Engine 5, we recommend trying out these other free fan-made demos. You can grab a Superman UE5 Demo, a Halo 3: ODST Remake, and a Spider-Man UE5 Demo. There’s also a fan-made version of STALKER in Unreal Engine 5. If you love old-school FPS games, you should check out this remake of the classic FPS Blood in Epic’s engine. On the other hand, Zelda fans can download the latest version of the Zelda Ocarina Of Time Remake. Don’t also forget the remake of Halo: Combat Evolved’s Halo level in UE5 or this free Attack on Titan game. Lastly, we have The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Reimagined in Unreal Engine 5, a remake of Flappy Bird, and a Diablo 2 Remake Demo. They all look awesome, so be sure to give them a try.


Meerkat Demo Unreal Engine 4.26 vs Unreal Engine 5.4 RTX 4080 Graphics Comparison