Although Unreal Engine 5 has not fully launched as of yet, it is still a crucial part of the transition between generations of games. Epic, the developer begin Unreal, has announced they will soon reveal more about the new engine’s development tools.
The mentioned on Twitter that it will be holding a livestream tomorrow, May 26th, at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET/3 PM BST, to talk about what UE5 can do for developers. This steam is probably going to be more technical-focused, so don’t expect any major developments. However, a demonstration may be in store, which would indicate what’s possible for future game development.
Unreal Engine 5 was first revealed last year, during the PlayStation 5 reveal event. During the showcase, Epic explained that the goal with the new engine is to achieve “photorealism on par with movie CG and real life.” Two core additions called Nanite and Lumen; the former focusing on “virtualized geometry,” which gives developers a near-infinite resource budget for polygons, while the latter is a technology that aims to revolution illumination in video games.