Unreal Engine 5 on Xbox Series X, The Coalition will show a demo at GDC 2021

Unreal Engine 5 on Xbox Series X, The Coalition will show a demo at GDC 2021

Unreal Engine 5 on Xbox Series X

What are the potentials of Unreal Engine 5 on Xbox Series X? We will find out during GDC 2021, when The Coalition will present a new tech demo made using the Microsoft console.

We know that The Coalition will develop on Unreal Engine 5 and this will therefore be the graphics engine of Gears 6, a project however still shrouded in mystery and which we will obviously not see in action at the Game Developers Conference.

"The Coalition will present a tech demo in Unreal Engine 5 titled Alpha Point on Xbox Series X, created to internally evaluate the new graphics engine," reads the panel synopsis.

"The discussion will revolve around what the team learned by creating assets with Nanite technology and placing them in a real-time lighting scenario using Lumen and Virtual Shadow Maps. "

" We will talk about the performance of the demo on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but also special effects, blueprints, material setups, temporal super redolution and virtual textures. The Coalition will also discuss the creation of next-gen characters. "

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Gears Developer The Coalition Will Show an Unreal Engine 5 Technical Demo at GDC

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Gears of War developer The Coalition recently confirmed that they were shifting their development pipeline to Unreal Engine 5, and as they take some time to learn the ins and outs of the engine, it’s going to be a while before we see a new game from them. As masters of Unreal Engine 4 and what it enabled in Gears of War 4 and Gears 5, The Coalition has a lot to live up to with Unreal Engine 5– and we’re going to get a taste of that soon.

It’s been confirmed that on July 20, during GDC, The Coalition (along with Epic Games) is going to showcase a technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 running on the Xbox Series X. The demo, called “Alpha Point” and presented by The Coalition’s Colin Penty and Kate Raynar (technical art director and technical director respectively), is going to focus on “the inner workings of UE5’s new visual systems.”

“The Coalition will debut a UE5 Technical Demo “Alpha Point” on Xbox Series X, created to internally evaluate UE5,” reads a description on the GDC website. “The talk will cover the learnings the team had while creating Nanite-resolution assets and incorporating them into a fully real-time lighting scenario with Lumen and Virtual Shadow Maps. Performance and memory observations will be covered for Xbox Series X and S, as well as VFX, Blueprint, material setup, Temporal Super Resolution, and Virtual Texture findings. The Coalition will also cover some preliminary findings on next-gen character creation and MetaHumans integration, demoing a next-generation character test running on Xbox Series X.”

Reports have suggested that The Coalition is working on a new experimental IP that the studio is using to familiarize itself with Unreal Engine 5 before moving on to Gears 6, so it should be interesting to learn how that is coming along.

A number of other major upcoming games are also confirmed to be using Unreal Engine 5, including Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate, BioShock 4, inXile Entertainment’s next game, Frost Giant Studios’ next game, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, and more.