Epic Games has revealed Unreal Engine 5, which is said to hit preview in early 2021 and fully release in late 2021. The engine will support both current and next-gen consoles, PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
“One of our goals in this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries,” read a statement within the announcement post via Unreal’s official website.
The demo for Unreal Engine 5, down below, showcases “Lumen in the Land of Nanite,” which is running in real-time on PlayStation 5.
Highlighted within the demo were “two of the new core techolologies” which are said to appear in Unreal Engine 5: Nanite and Lumen.
Nanite provides “film-quality source art” and Lumen brings “fully dynamic global illumination solution that immediately reacts to the scene and light changes.”