Following the unveiling of the new version of the Epic graphics engine, Phil Spencer is excited to be able to bring those innovations to Xbox Series X.
In the original story, we wrote that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 would use Unreal Engine 5, but the message written by Phil Spencer is ambiguous enough to doubt whether it refers to the title of Ninja Theory or other games from Xbox Game Studios.
After Bleeding Edge, Ninja Theory focuses its attention on its two most important projects, Project: Mara and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (Xbox Series X and PC). The developer, now part of Xbox Game Studios, will continue to explore mental illness and its implications through its video games. In terms of technology, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox division, has announced that Hellblade 2 will work under the new version of the Epic Games engine, Unreal Engine 5.
“Incredible work done by the Epic team. Many of our XGS studios are using Unreal, like the Ninja Theory team, “he comments on Twitter, referring to Hellblade 2.” They are excited to bring the Unreal Engine 5 innovations to Xbox Series X. ” Microsoft has used Unreal Engine 4 in several of its star games, among which is the recent Gears 5.
Incredible work by the team at Epic @UnrealEngine, many of our XGS studios are using Unreal, like the team at Ninja Theory creating Hellblade II, and are excited to bring these UE5 innovations to life on Xbox Series X. https://t.co/HGNTY1eTgq
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 13, 2020
An engine for the present and for the new generation
For its part, Epic Games unveiled by surprise Unreal Engine 5. It did so through the technical demo Lumen in the Land of Nanite, with which they showed some of their most notable novelties. According to the developers, the new lighting system will make a difference, as well as a new technology that will offer as many geometric details as the eye can see. The demo was running on a PlayStation 5, rendered “most of the time” at 1440p.
Xbox Series X will go on sale at the end of this year 2020. Until the date, Microsoft will offer monthly information with news about the system and its video games. In fact, on the recent Inside Xbox, letters from some third party developers were placed on the mat. The Medium, with music by the legendary Akira Yamaoka, was one of the surprises that appeared. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, on the other hand, promised a gameplay trailer, but they were only seen for a few seconds. Ubisoft later explained that the title would have a lot of prominence thanks to its marketing campaign.