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Epic surprised game developers today with the reveal of Unreal Engine 5! There are some mind boggling new technologies that will be available, specifically the Lumen lighting engine and the ability to place high poly assets right in the editor without a performance hit. Check out the reveal video below!
Unreal Engine 5 won’t be officially released until 2021.
The first North American Blitz Cup of 2020 is happening next weekend! The fun starts on January 25th at 17:00 CET! The Cup is organized by the Hydrate clan and will be streamed on Twitch by conX5.
See the Unreal Carnage Discord Blitz Cup #info channel for further details.
There’s still time to register. Sign ups are at Challonge HERE.
Unreal Engine 4.23 was released today. A few of the new features are listed as follows:
– Unreal Engine’s new physics and destruction system called Chaos (Beta)
– Virtual texturing, which is a new way to handle very large textures (Beta)
– Unreal Insights, a new unified profiling experience (Beta)
– HoloLens 2 native support (Beta)
– Ray tracing improvements
– Niagara improvements
– Virtual production improvements
The full release notes are listed HERE.
The Chaos destruction system was previewed back in March at GDC in the video below:
Unreal Carnage Dallas Hub bandwidth usage has managed to stay well over the 250GB usage per month since December.
This is quite surprising given the amount of games out there competing for players time. The arrival of Apex Legends had very little effect for example.
It’s quite likely at this point that if Epic ever came back to UT that it would not involve the current iteration. It is now almost two years behind the latest Unreal Engine version not to mention that the team that worked on this version would most likely not be re-formed.
One thing is for sure – Epic won’t make another UT if there’s nobody interested in it so keep jumping on the hub people 😀.
Flikswich has posted a video of a substantially reworked DM-Erase. Time will tell if it captures lightning in a bottle like the first version did…
Sounds like a link will be available soon – stay tuned for hub availability.
With a total prize pool of $500, UT4 fans will be glued to the UT World Duel Cup sponsored by UTPugs. The fun starts at 1:30 PM EST tomorrow, March 9th.
Here’s the prize money breakdown:
Pool for Division 1: $375 ($150, $100, $70, $55)
Pool for Division 2: $125 ($50, $35, $25, $15)
Go HERE to check out the brackets.
Here’s a decent retrospective on Deck-16 through the years starting with Unreal 1.
What is unique about this posting is in the comments section where the original creator of Deck-16, Myscha the sleddog, posts a comment.
Always good to know some of these guys are still around and paying attention. Credits to Heresiarch for finding this.