Unreal Engine 5 Designed With UE4 Forward Compatibility In Mind

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Epic Games has officially revealed the future of their Unreal Engine technology with a PlayStation 5 gameplay tech demo, and it is stunning. During the hour-long presentation that included a demo of Unreal Engine 5 as well as a discussion between Geoff Keighley and Epic Games, fans were given a glimpse of what is possible. That said, the new engine won’t be arriving until next year, but Epic has kept this in mind as they are creating UE5 with UE4 forward compatibility in mind.

Following the reveal of Unreal Engine 5, Epic posted to the Unreal website. While they explained in detail what’s new about the upcoming technology, they also noted how those developing on UE4 will likely not have to be worried. In fact, for those currently creating something with UE4, they will be able to move it over to UE5 when it arrives next year.

We’re designing for forward compatibility, so you can get started with next-gen development now in UE4 and move your projects to UE5 when ready.”

Epic Games themselves will be doing this with the massively popular Fortnite, which will be available on next-gen consoles. However, when it does launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, it will be with UE4. They won’t be migrating the battle royale title to Unreal Engine 5 until mid-2021.

Unreal Engine 5 itself will be in preview early next year, with a full release set to arrive at some point in late 2021. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about this incredible technology, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Can you imagine the possibilities that will be realized with Unreal Engine 5? What are you hoping to see created with the engine? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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