27 Jul 2021 10:14 AM +00:00

Gears Developer Showcases Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo Off An Xbox Series X

You might recall that several weeks ago, Gears of War developer The Coalition announced they'd be showcasing an Unreal Engine 5 demo. Revealed during a Game Developers Conference last week, this hour long session was designed as an internal demonstration of UE5's capabilities.

While Epic Games had previously shown how it runs on a PS5 last May, we've now got an idea of how an Xbox Series X can handle it. Calling this demo "Alpha Point", The Coalition has released three videos following on from GDC, said to be running on an early version of UE5.

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Gears Developer Showcases Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo Off An Xbox Series X

The first one you can see below, giving us a brief glimpse at what The Coalition's been able to pull off with new hardware. We've also got a look at a Character Rendering Test, alongside a "making of" video by Kate Rayner, Studio Technical Director. These are best viewed via a 4K monitor or TV for the full visual impact.

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Though we don't know what The Coalition are working on next, now that Gears 5 support is coming to an end. They've previously denied reports that they're taking on a Star Wars project but whether it's Gears 6 or another project entirely, we'll keep you informed as we find out more.