Gameplay footage for Sony‘s PlayStation 5 has been harder to find than the Lost City of Atlantis. Thankfully, today’s big reveal from Epic Games, as part of the Summer Game Fest event, gave us a promising new look at the PlayStation 5.
Epic Games showed off mind-blowing graphics and textures from the new engine, Unreal Engine 5. To demo Unreal Engine 5, they used the elusive PlayStation 5. The result was something truly epic (pun intended).
Unreal Engine 5 empowers artists to achieve unprecedented levels of detail and interactivity, and brings these capabilities within practical reach of teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries.
Join Technical Director of Graphics Brian Karis and Special Projects Art Director Jerome Platteaux (filmed in March 2020) for an in-depth look at “Lumen in the Land of Nanite” – a real-time demonstration running live on PlayStation 5 showcasing two new core technologies that will debut in UE5: Nanite virtualized micropolygon geometry, which frees artists to create as much geometric detail as the eye can see, and Lumen, a fully dynamic global illumination solution that immediately reacts to scene and light changes.
Also present in the demo are next-gen features already available in Unreal Engine 4.25, such as Niagara VFX improvements, Chaos physics and destruction, animation system enhancements, and audio advancements. Unreal Engine 4.25 also includes support for next-gen consoles.
We may not have seen much from the PlayStation 5, but what we have seen so far looks very promising. Sony‘s next-gen console will launch Holiday 2020.