Video game graphics have come a long way since the early days of the industry, and according to the Epic Games executive, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will help take the visuals to the next level.
Kim Liberi, chief technology officer at Epic Games, said in an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK that next-gen consoles will be working with the company’s Unreal Engine 5 to integrate “movie quality assets” into games.
“It’s been my dream for many years that real-time computer graphics, and especially games, could be as believable and realistic as a movie,” Liberi said.
“Next generation graphics and processing power will not only make games more immersive, but also enable completely new gaming concepts that can benefit from fully dynamic environments and lighting, vastly improved physics, smarter AI and richer multiplayer experiences.”
Nanite Technology of Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine 5 Nanite technology will accompany the games and more professional results will be achieved in combining games and movies. “You can now create environments with full quality cinema assets,” said Liberi, as the Nanite technology will scale assets in real time without loss of quality.