Gears of War studio The Coalition demos Unreal Engine 5 in new videos

Equipments of War designer The Union flaunted what the studio — and the Xbox Series X — can with Legendary Games’ brand-new Unreal Engine. In a set of demonstrations, which The Union explained “do not represent a game product,” we get a peek at ultra-realistic character making and 2 significant brand-new functions of Unreal Engine 5: Lumen and Nanite.

The character rendering demonstration reveals a human male character rendered in severe information: His body is made up of 130,000 triangles, with another 31,000 devoted to his face alone. His hair, beard, and eyebrows consume another 3.5 million.

In another demonstration, The Union showcases the real-time lighting and reflection innovation, called Lumen, in Unreal Engine 5, and Nanite, “which allows for unlimited triangle budget.” Legendary Games revealed those UE5 functions in Might 2020, as part of a display of the video game engine operating on PlayStation 5 hardware, however here’s another sun-baked, particle-rich, and glowing-mirrored-obelisk take a look at the graphics tech in action:

The Union revealed in Might that it was unwinding advancement on Equipments of War 5, and moving to brand-new, unannounced tasks utilizing Unreal Engine 5. The Union stated it will be establishing with UE5 “for multiple new projects in the coming years.”

Legendary revealed Unreal Engine 5 in 2015, and made the innovation offered in sneak peek kind in early 2021. A complete release is slated for late 2021. Unreal Engine 5 will be offered for both current-generation and last-generation consoles, along with Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows PC. UE5 is being established with forward compatibility in mind, Legendary states, letting designers develop video games in Unreal Engine 4 and move them to the next-generation engine later on.

For a complete take a look at The Union’s Unreal Engine 5 tech demonstrations, take a look at the designer’s hourlong GDC 2021 discussion on YouTube.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.