Will we one day see the technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 on Switch or PC? The technical director of the Epic studio explains the future of its new game engine.
Released a few days ago as a Impressive technical demo of Unreal Engine 5, the “game” The Matrix Awakens has wowed users on PS5 and Xbox Series. An experiment tailored for the new generation of consoles and which will obviously not be easy to offer to other media.
In an interview with from Axos, the technical director of the Kim Libreri studio specifies that the demo also works on Xbox Series S, but “it was a little scary” to offer it on a “weaker” machine.
And on Switch? It’s no for now. “But at one point or another, we’re going to have to figure out how to create assets of this level of realism that could adapt to the Switch,” he says without closing the door on the older generation hybrid. from Nintendo. As for this Matrix demo on PC, it looks like a big no right now.
Can it run on Switch? “No … at some point we have to work out how do we author assets at this fidelity that could work on Switch, but one step at a time.”
Want to bring it to PC? “We’ll see …” but then said it’d require lots of testing for different specs. Sounded unlikely
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Finally, Libreri announces that the technical and graphic promise of this demo is not in vain. According to him, all consoles will be able to run this type of engine in the future:
I have no doubts that we will see games of this level of fidelity running on this generation.