Gears developer The Coalition is back again today with another Unreal Engine 5 tech demo for us to drool over, this time focusing on a cinematic scene called "The Cavern", and as usual it looks absolutely stunning in action.
You can check out the tech demo above (it starts at 0:47 in the video) which "shows how movie quality assets – featuring tens of millions of polygons – can be rendered in real-time, a massive 100x leap forward in graphic detail."
In an interview with Xbox Wire, Studio Technical Director Kate Rayner spoke a little bit more about The Coalition's work with Unreal Engine 5, revealing that the team have been working with the new engine for over a year now. In regards to "The Cavern" specifically, here's a bit of what she had to say:
"A couple things we’re really proud of are the facial animations and just the overall quality of the character model.
The coolest part is that we’ve got all these great visuals and animations running on an Xbox Series X, so that just gives you an idea of the visual fidelity and quality we’re going to be able to create. Demos like this allow us to learn a great deal about the performance of UE5, and I think it’s safe to say that we’re going to be able to create some pretty incredible things with this new tech."
The Coalition officially announced that it had shifted to Unreal Engine 5 for next-gen development back in May of last year, and we've seen numerous tech demos since then, including the studio's work on The Matrix Awakens. For now though, the team still says they're still "not ready to talk about our next game." The wait continues!
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