In 2020, Epic Games went public for the first time. Nearly three years later, gamers are still waiting for the technology to go mainstream. Away And There are no UE5 games you can play right now, and the first shot probably won’t arrive until the end of the year at the earliest. None of this has stopped Epic from showcasing the engine’s latest capabilities with a handful of new offerings in recent times At GDC 2023.
Perhaps the most impressive Senua Saga: Hellblade 2 Developer Ninja Theory presents the new Epic game . The tool promises to make realistic face capture more accessible to independent developers by letting them use an iPhone, rather than dedicated equipment, for facial performance capture. As you can see from the two demos shared by Epic, the tool quickly and accurately turns a close-up video of an actor into something the studio could use in-game. Epic said the anime will launch this summer.
Separately, Epic showed off some upcoming improvements to Unreal Engine 5.2 with a demo that showed off, of all things, a digital recreation of an electric truck. EV has proven to be the ideal interface for the UE 5’s new Substrate shader system. The technology allows artists to create and layer different shading patterns the way they see fit. In the demo, I gave the Epic R1T an opal body to show how a substrate can allow different layers of materials to interact with each other without creating light elements. The demo was also a showcase for Epic’s new suite of procedural content creation tools. It allows artists to create large, highly detailed levels from a small selection of handcrafted items.
If all goes according to plan, it shouldn’t be long before the first slate of Unreal Engine 5 games arrives. Provided it’s not too late again, It should be released this year. Lords of the dead And And Two more projects, UE5, don’t have a release date but have been in development for a few years now.
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