Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney and Kim Libreri took part in an interview recently with GameSpot for the Play For All event for the company and spoke more about Unreal Engine 5 and the Xbox Series X.
On May 13, 2020, the company presented the jaw-dropping tech demo of Unreal Engine 5 officially. The tech demo was said to be running on PlayStation 5 hardware, and thus many created “conspiracy” theories on why there was a lack of Xbox Series X information. CEO Tim Sweeney explained more about the reveal:
“The Nanite and the Lumen technology is built to run on next-generation consoles and high-end PC – Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and at least the high-end NVIDIA and AMD CPUs, and support content that can scale down to all lower-end platforms. We were really closely partnered with Sony on that demo. We literally had been talking to them for, it must have been 3 or 4 or 5 years…”
“Sony and Microsoft’s first-party developers are using Unreal Engine for projects. We’ve seen some ship, they’re really awesome, and more are coming in the future, but [the demo] was the culmination of a really awesome partnership that had been going on for a very long time.”
Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri also shed more light about the “close relationship” the company has with various Xbox Game Studio teams, ultimately suggesting that all gamers will benefit in the next-generation of gaming:
“We have a very close relationship with many of the Microsoft studios that are awesome Unreal Engine users, and I think the next generation is going to be amazing for all gamers regardless of what platform you want to choose. And our engine will run well on all of them.”
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