Epic Games' Tim Sweeney and Kim Libreri recently took part in an interview with GameSpot for the company's Play For All event, and talked more about Unreal Engine 5 and Xbox Series X.
Last month, the company's jaw-dropping Unreal Engine 5 tech demo was officially unveiled, said to be running on PlayStation 5 hardware. In response to the supposed "conspiracy" theories surrounding the lack of talk about Xbox Series X at the time, CEO Tim Sweeney explained more about the reveal:
"The Nanite and the Lumen technology is built to run on next generation consoles and high-end PC - Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and at least the high-end NVIDIA and AMD CPUs, and support content that can scale down to all lower-end platforms. We were really closely partnered with Sony on that demo. We literally had been talking to them for, it must have been 3 or 4 or 5 years..."
"Sony and Microsoft's first-party developers are using Unreal Engine for projects. We've seen some ship, they're really awesome and more are coming in the future, but [the demo] was the culmination of a really awesome partnership that had been going on for a very long time."
In a follow-up, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri also revealed a bit more about the "close relationship" the company has with various Xbox Game Studios teams, ultimately suggesting that all gamers will benefit in the next generation:
"We have a very close relationship with many of the Microsoft studios that are awesome Unreal Engine users, and I think the next generation is going to be amazing for all gamers regardless of what platform you want to choose. And our engine will run well on all of them."
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