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First published by Epic Games in 2020. Nearly three years later, gamers are still waiting for this tech to go mainstream.outside of and , there are currently no UE5 games available to play. The first salvo probably won’t arrive until the end of the year at the earliest. Epic recently showcased the engine’s latest features with several new demos. at GDC 2023.
Saw perhaps the most impressive Saga of Senua: Hellblade 2 Developer Ninja Theory Shows Off Epic’s New Work The tool promises to make lifelike facial capture accessible to indie developers by allowing them to capture facial performance using an iPhone instead of dedicated equipment. As you can see from two of his demos shared by Epic, the tool allows you to quickly and accurately convert an actor’s close-up video of him into something studios can use in-game. Epic said the animator will launch this summer.
Separately, Epic showed off some of the enhancements in Unreal Engine 5.2 with a demo featuring a digital recreation of an electric truck. EV turned out to be a perfect showcase for UE 5’s new Substrate shading system. This technology allows artists to create different shading models and layer them appropriately. In the demo, Epic gave his R1T an opal body to show how Substrate allows different material layers to interact with each other without creating lighting artifacts. The demo was also a showcase for Epic’s new set of procedural content generation tools. These allow artists to create vast, highly detailed levels from a small set of handcrafted assets.
If all goes according to plan, it won’t be long before the first slate of Unreal Engine 5 games arrives. If we don’t be late again will be released this year. Lord of the Fallen and , There are two other UE5 projects that don’t have release dates yet, but have been in development for several years.