On Wednesday, video-game fans got a double treat. First, they got a look at the new Unreal Engine 5 thanks to a demo shared by its creator, Epic Games. Second, the demo was run on PlayStation 5 hardware, making it the first look we’ve gotten at what the next-gen console from Sony is capable of. The results are unbelievably tantalizing, and as Inverse reports, will affect filmmaking as much as videogames.
The demo uses a game created expressly for the purpose of showing off the new engine’s capabilities dubbed Lumen in the Land of Nanite. “Lumen” is Unreal Engine 5’s new dynamic lighting solution, while “Nanite” refers to the part of it that allows for increased geometric detail,
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