Feed Unreal Engine 5's PS5 Tech Demo Is Fully Playable

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Epic Games has revealed its next-generation games engine, Unreal Engine 5. It showcased this using a tech demo running on PlayStation 5 hardware called Lumen in the Land of Nanite, and it showcased some stunning visuals. But if you were under the impression that this was a pre-rendered cutscene or something of the ilk, you're mistaken--Epic says it's a playable demo that was capture in real-time.

Lumen showed off the engine's advances in texture mapping, lighting, and character animation detail--which was described as inverse kinetic animation support. The demo showed off a wide range of impressive leaps in quality, and it was revealed that the demo was running on a dev kit for PlayStation 5. Following the reveal, host of the Summer Games Fest, Geoff Keighley, interviewed Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, chief technology officer Kim Libreri, and VP of engineering Nick Penwarden about the making of UE5. During this chat, Liberi went into detail about how the demo was able to run in real-time on PS5 hardware.

"It's a fully playable demo, we plugged a recorder into the back of a PlayStation 5 dev kit and recorded the signal that came out through HDMI," Libreri said during an online chat with on Keighley's stream. "So it was a totally live demo and it's replayable. It's a little bit different every time you play it."

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