As part of the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3, Epic Games announced that Fortnite development has moved to the latest version of its graphics technology, Unreal Engine 5.
After a gorgeous Unreal Engine 5 tech demo last year, Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said Fortnite will move to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021, and the new version “does absolutely impossible.” Means “.” today. “
With the arrival of Chapter 3 @FortniteGame Development has moved to Unreal Engine 5.
I am happy to share this trip with you. We are working to make this the best possible experience for the entire Fortnite community.
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) December 7, 2021
Earlier this year, Unreal Engine 5 was officially released in Early Access, allowing game developers to test new tools and features for next-generation engines. More Unreal Engine 5 tech demos and projects are already starting to grow.
Major studios like The Coalition on the Gears of War team have begun developing new engines and showcased a stunning Unreal Engine 5 tech demo. Get a glimpse into the future of the Gears series on the Xbox Series X. And last week, the Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 experience was officially announced after it was leaked on the PSN.
However, Fortnite goes one step further than these other projects, migrating all development to Unreal Engine 5 and pushing the engine beyond tech demos. When fully released, Unreal Engine 5 will support current and next-generation consoles, PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android.
Fortnite Chapter 2 ended earlier this week and was soon replaced by Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1. It comes with a map of another island, new gameplay, and a new Battle Pass featuring Spider-Man. The reaction to the change is already positive, and many fans especially admire how good Spider-Man’s web sling is at Fortnite.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..