Unity Engine showcases one of the most impressive real-time demos we’ve seen, called The Heretic

At GDC 2019, Unity’s award-winning Demo team, the creators of Adam and Book of the Dead, showcased a new short film called The Heretic. The Heretic tech demo was a real-time cinematic running at 30 fps at 1440p on a consumer-class desktop PC.

The Heretic tech demo was achieved with the latest version of Unity’s post-processing features such as motion blur, bloom, depth of field, film grain, color grading, and Panini projection.

The tech demo is lit entirely by real-time lights and uses a probe-based lighting solution. A first iteration of the new system solution was applied in the Megacity demo and is being extended for the full version of The Heretic.

The end result is incredible and Unity promises to release the full short film soon. Not only that but Unity may also allow PC users to download and run it on their PC systems. After all, the team did exactly that with its Adam tech demo so here is hoping that we’ll be able to run The Heretic on our machines.

Enjoy the first tech video for The Heretic and stay tuned for more!

'The Heretic' first part - Unity GDC 2019 reveal