3D artist Benjamin Roach has recreated the Farron Citadel from the Dark Souls 3 video game using Unreal Engine 5.
I wanted to see what the Lumen and Nanite technologies are capable of. I also tweaked some textures and created new foliage for the vegetation. I didn’t want to spend too much time on this, but wanted to get comfortable with an early version of the engine. I can’t wait for the final release – the artist wrote.
On May 13, 2020, Epic Games officially announced the new Unreal Engine 5 and demonstrated a demo in QuadHD resolution on the PlayStation 5. The demo showed the work of new technologies – Lumen and Nanite. The first technology is responsible for the work of dynamic global illumination, and the second shows in the frame as much geometry as the eye sees. The higher the resolution, the higher the detail becomes.
The engine went into early access only in May of this year, but several advanced technologies are already available to developers, including the aforementioned Lumen and Nanite. The final version of Unreal Engine 5 is expected to be released early next year, but Epic Games will start using the new engine in game development earlier than others.