What you need to know
- Recently, Epic Games unveiled Unreal Engine 5.
- The tech demo was showcased on a PlayStation 5.
- It was unclear if advanced features like Nanite and Lumen would be available on Xbox Series X.
- Today, Epic's founder Tim Sweeney confirmed that both would be available on Microsoft's console.
A few days ago, Epic Games revealed Unreal Engine 5 for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 (PS5). Since then, there's been some confusion about whether advanced features like Nanite and Lumen would be available on the Xbox Series X. Both of these are used to achieve photorealistic environments.
Luckily, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney clarified this a few hours ago. He confirmed that both Nanite and Lumen are coming to Xbox Series X. He said, "The Nanite and Lumen tech powering it will be fully supported on both PS5 and Xbox Series X and will be awesome on both."
The Unreal Engine 5 demo on PlayStation 5 was the culmination of years of discussions between Sony and Epic on future graphics and storage architectures.— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) May 15, 2020
The Nanite and Lumen tech powering it will be fully supported on both PS5 and Xbox Series X and will be awesome on both.
This should clarify matters because many gamers have been confused. Many Xbox Game Studios are using Unreal Engine for their upcoming titles, and the advancements of Unreal Engine 5 should help with that.
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