Epic Games has released a new engine for creating games, Unreal Engine 5, in Early Access. If you have used version 4 before, you can now download the software, weighing about 12 GB, and start creating. It is reported that this assembly is intended for game developers who want to test new features and create prototypes of their next projects.
Unreal Engine 5 differs from its predecessor not only in the ability to provide more beautiful graphics, but also in support of many useful functions. For example, Nanite allows you to create games with a huge amount of geometric detail, eliminating time-consuming and tedious work. With Lumen, you can create dynamic, lifelike scenes in which indirect lighting adapts on the fly to changes in direct lighting or geometry.
To appreciate the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5, you can download a tech demo called Valley of the Ancient from the game’s page. True, the recommended system requirements even for 30 FPS are very high: 64 GB of RAM and an RTX 2080 or Radeon 5700 XT graphics card.