Today, Epic filed the demo of Unreal Engine 5 to show the next generation of technology that drives countless games in the entire industry and around the world. The in-game badge of Epic, Fortnite, will make the transition to UE5 the next year, just when the new engine is released completely to the developers, but the game will make the leap to next generation consoles a lot before.
“We will release Fortnite, built with UE4, in next generation consoles in the launch,” says Epic in a blog post . “And, in accordance with our commitment to test the features industry leaders through in-house production, migrate the game to UE5 to mid-2021”. UE5 will be “available in draft version at the beginning of 2021” for external studies, with a full launch that will continue “to the end of 2021”.
Fortnite is already using the new features of Unreal Engine 4.25 that just seen a release that is broad for the developers. The new features of 4.25, which include the system Niagara VFX, which helps build particle effects, improved physics and enhanced the Chaos, to scenes of destruction and physical reactions more robust, as well as a most comprehensive support for the development of the next generation.