Gears dev The Coalition shares Unreal Engine 5 tech demo screenshot running on Xbox Series X

The Coalition Alpha Point Xbox Series X
The Coalition Alpha Point Xbox Series X (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • The Coalition is a first-party Xbox studio known for its work on the Gears of War series.
  • The Coalition shared a screenshot from an upcoming technical demo, giving a glimpse of what to expect.
  • The full demo will be shown on July 20 at GDC 2021.

Gears of War developer The Coalition is sharing a technical demo called Alpha Point on July 20 as part of GDC 2021. This demo showcases Unreal Engine 5's potential with features like Lumen and Nanite on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Ahead of the technical showcase, we've got a screenshot from the demo that was captured on Xbox Series X.

Source: Xbox Game Studios (Image credit: Source: Xbox Game Studios)

Unreal Engine 5 is currently available for developers in early access, with another Xbox studio, Ninja Theory, working on an Unreal Engine 5 game in Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2.

The Coalition is one of the 23 studios making up the Xbox first-party family across Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Known for its work on the Gears of War franchise, such as one of the best Xbox games available, Gears 5, The Coalition previously confirmed that it wouldn't have any new game reveals in the near future as the team works on understanding Unreal Engine 5.

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