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Take a look at the original 1995 Unreal Engine Tech Demo

YouTube’s ‘Cycu1’ has shared a video, showcasing the very first tech demo of Unreal Engine version running on modern PC with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.

From what we know, this demo is not compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11. According to Cycu1, you can only run this project in Windows XP compatibility mode. However, and even with that workaround, the demo wasn’t stable on Microsoft’s latest operating systems. This also explains the low/choppy framerate of the video.

Still, and regardless of these stability issues, the YouTuber was able to capture a few clips and put them together.

By today’s standards, this 1995 Unreal Engine Tech Demo looks dated. It can’t even come close to what Epic Games achieved with the first Unreal game. Still, this tech demo brings back a lot of memories, and I’m certain that a lot of old-school FPS fans will find it cool. Now if only people could get their hands on the Unreal Engine 2 and Unreal Engine 3 Tech Demos.

But anyway, time to put on your nostalgia goggles and enjoy the following video!

Unreal Engine 1995 Tech Demo RTX 3080 Gameplay