This is awesome! Unreal Engine have released a concept video of their latest update to their ever popular game engine and it showcases some phenomenal new features.
There are no longer restrictions on Polygon counts. The days are gone when game objects had to be optimised to have less than 100,000 polygons. Now there are no limits. The game engine is capable of rendering billions of polygons in real time!!!
Thanks to advances in hardware technology it is now capable of creating real time lights and real time raytracing, giving incredible photorealistic results.
The demo above is of course running on new Playstation 5 technology. This in itself is good news, as it shows that Playstation 5 is going to offer a huge upgrade to Playstation 4.
There’s no news yet of what spec computer you will need to use and develop games using Unreal Engine 5 on PC, mac or Linux. I should imagine you would need to have some seriously good hardware.
This literally is the future of games being unveiled right here. Lots of game developers have started producing reaction videos to this new demo and it is creating a major buzz in the gaming world.