Insta-Forum: What Did You Think of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 Demo on PS5?

This week saw one of the first demos of real-time PS5 gameplay with Unreal Engine 5; what did you think of the gameplay demo?

May 15, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has thrown large parts of the world into uncertainty, seemingly the upcoming release of the next-generation consoles hasn’t been thrown off course yet. By the holiday season, we should be expecting both the PS5 and Xbox Series X to usher in the next generation, and over the past few weeks, we’re finally getting a glimpse of what next-gen games could look like on the systems. Epic Games especially gave us one of our most in-depth looks yet with the official debut of Unreal Engine 5.

On Wednesday, Geoff Keighley (as part of the ongoing Summer Games Fest) unveiled our first look at Unreal Engine 5, with a livestreamed tech demo showcasing the engine in action. Confirmed to be running on PS5, the tech demo provided one of our best looks at what gameplay on what next generation systems can look like, especially when it comes to lighting and other environmental effects. While the footage itself wasn’t from an actual confirmed game and was instead a tech demo, it was still a striking display of the possibilities that lie ahead with next-gen systems, and especially with Unreal Engine 5’s technology.


Now that we’ve all seen what Unreal Engine 5 is capable of, we want to turn things over to the DualShockers community and ask – what did you think of the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo during Summer Games Fest? What kind of games do you hope might utilize the tech once it’s available? What do you think that we will see from the next-generation consoles that we haven’t seen before? Let us know in the comments below.

We still have about six months (or so) to go until the release of both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and there is still a lot that we don’t know yet about either system. Microsoft has the slight advantage over Sony in that regard in terms of communication, having showcased a number of upcoming titles coming to Xbox Series X last week, but rumors suggest we might hear about the PS5 within the next month. However, what Epic Games has showed us with Unreal Engine 5 is still a promising start to what these new systems can do, and hopefully we’ll get to see more in the coming weeks before next-gen officially kicks off for real.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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