Epic Games has announced that Unreal Engine 5, the next-generation of 3D mobile game engine. The Unreal Engine has been the backbone of some of the most popular games in the world, including the likes of Fortnite, PUBG, and more, and it is available in a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, desktop, and console platforms.
Unreal Engine 5 and now it’s going to make it to the next level with the introduction of two new features, which the company calls Nanite, and you and your home.
Nanite is a new update of the geometry of the pipeline, which significantly increases the reliability of the geometry in the game, while also making it easier for developers to implement it. Developers are now able to import their ZBrush sculpts, photogrammetry scans, such as Quixel Megascans, or point cloud data directly in the engine without a tune-up. Nanite streams, and the scale of the geometry in real time, therefore, there is no polygon budget, polygon, memory budgets, or a call to attract the budgets have to be considered.
Nanite that can crunch a huge amount of triangle-data to each image, wherein each triangle, the size of a pixel. This is a high triangle count indicates that all of the objects in the game are incredibly life-like appearance, without the use of the cards. Also, get rid of stuff like popping and LOD, with the distance as well as the geometry scale with the resolution, and is capable of very high quality, even at close range.
The other aspect of this, the engine is the Lumen, which is a new real time dynamic lighting system, with a multi-bounce global illumination. With this system, developers don’t have to bake the lights in the game world, or are looking to computationally expensive techniques such as ray tracing, to simulate the bounce light for the GI, as the game engine, the dynamic has been in this business for them at a lower cost in comparison with that of the RT.
You can see these technologies in action in the tech demo that Epic released today, which also happens to be running on a PlayStation 5. The demo is incredibly high-fidelity geometry in true-to-life materials, the use of the Quixel Megascans will be imported into the Unreal Engine-5. It also shows you the motion but the light of the new Lumen is a global illumination system. The demo also shows you the techniques to Chaos-physics and destruction, it Falls a VFX, convolution reverb, and a boot-server rendering, which is found in the current version of the Unreal Engine.
Unreal Engine 5 will be available in the preview at the beginning of 2021, and the full release later in 2021. It supports iphone, ipad, Android, PC, Mac, current, and next-generation consoles.
Now, of course, you’re not going to see the visual appearance of the preferences, which you can see in the PS5 demo is up on the iPhone any time soon. In fact, it will be a while before you will get to play it on the engine, on a platform, as well as the games, it won’t be for several years to come in the future. However, Epic Games has also said that it was to be an update of his own Fortnite with Unreal Engine 5 in the next year, and that doesn’t look anything like this demo, it will be the first taste that you get from the engine to each platform.