Hey, I’m so excited about the new version of Unreal Engine 5, today Epic Games introducing Unreal Engine 5 enters Early Access.
Here the first look at what’s coming in Unreal Engine 5 the next generation of real-time technology, providing you with the first chance to get your hands on some innovative new tools for next-generation game development.
Unreal Engine 5 will empower game developers and creators across all industries to realize next-generation real-time 3D content and experiences with greater freedom, fidelity, and flexibility than ever before.
In the new version of Unreal Engine 5, we found a brand new UI in Unreal Engine 5.
While a lot of the same features and functionality that you come to know in UE4 are still present in the new UI, Epic Games added several new systems to put you at the centre of the experience.
For example, the Content Browser can now be accessed like a drawer using hotkeys, allowing you to keep a clean workspace while still having access to all the content that you need.
We can also collapse and restore editor tabs to and from the sidebar, maximizing the viewport experience.
One of the main features of Unreal Engine 5 is Nanite. The virtualized micro polygon geometry system frees artists to create as much geometric detail as the eye can see.
Virtualized geometry supports orders of magnitude more triangles without compromising speed, and replaces the traditional system of mesh LODs, handling all detailed transitions seamlessly, without any additional setup.
In other words, Nanite lets the artist create while the engine does the work. Switching to this Nanite visualization, you can see individual triangles rendered out as different colours here in the viewport.
In this video, Chance Ivey, Senior Technical Designer at Epic Games and Galen Davis, Producer/Evangelist for Quixel at Epic Games provide a first look at the game development tools and workflows available in Unreal Engine 5 Early Access before exploring our newest sample project titled “Valley of the Ancient” – a rich and practical example of how the new features in Unreal Engine 5 Early Access can be used.
Jump to specific features below and learn more about Unreal Engine 5 Early Access and the “Valley of the Ancient” sample project at unrealengine.com/UE5