It was expected that Unreal Engine 5 will become available only by the end of this year, but the Epic Games team has pleased us with an amazing announcement – you can try out the preliminary build now. In the meantime, let's figure out what innovations the update has brought!
Given the popularity of Roblox, it's no surprise that Core Games more advanced 'No-Code' sandbox has united a huge audience in a matter of months. Now the amazing tool is out on the Epic Games Store / EGS. And this is great, because game creators from the community will be able to make money on the new project.
Over the past year, Unreal Engine 4 has introduced advanced physics of destruction, full-frame global illumination (GI, Global Illumination), smart particles and other advanced technologies designed to simplify the work of authors. In addition, the company took over Quixel, bringing the asset library to unattainable heights.
However, the company considered a dynamic system for working with models to be a step towards Unreal Engine 5, which will allow to display billions of polygons in each frame. This means that studios will save many months on preparing models, baking and creating LODs.