The Epic Games graphics engine is used in many of the current generation of video games, but it will also work in the new generation of consoles.
That Unreal Engine 4 was going to be compatible on new platforms was something that was already known. Video games already announced as The Lord of the Rings: Gollum use this engine on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. All in all, Epic Games has announced its engine update 4.25, which adds support for these platforms, in addition to other important features. With these functionalities ready, developers will have more facilities when transferring their titles to the systems that are to come.
According to Epic Games, this is only an “initial” support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so updates will continue to arrive that will optimize the engine and correct errors, as well as streamlining the “certification requirements to help developers launch [their products] in the new generation. ”
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One of the features being prepared is the Niagara visual effects system, which has already been tested in Fortnite and will be incorporated in version 4.25. Compatibility with Microsoft Holo Lens 2 will also be implemented and the physics and destruction system (Chaos), audio, modeling shading, etc. will be improved.
Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will go on sale in late 2020. Despite the problems that arose in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, neither Sony nor Microsoft are considering delaying their hardware. In any case, there are still many unknowns about both systems. Of course, the Redmond have promised information every month, which will be distributed through a series of events in which they will deal with different aspects related to their new machine and the video games to come, whether from Xbox Game Studios or from third party companies, as confirmed by Microsoft on its website.