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The Coalition will show Unreal Engine 5 running on Xbox Series X at GDC 2021



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The Coalition will show Unreal Engine 5 running on Xbox Series X at GDC 2021


We already knew that Gears of War developer The Coalition was the first triple-A studio to switch to Epic’s new UE5, keeping in the tradition of the franchise.

However, technical art director Colin Penty has revealed that the studio is preparing to show a technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 running on Xbox Series X hardware at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2021.

This is how they have published it in a tweet that quotes:

Super excited to be presenting for @CoalitionGears at #GDC a #UE5 technical demo #AlphaPoint presented by @UnrealEngine running on #XboxSeriesX with @Kate_JRayner ???https://t.co/kBAKg2dXFc

— Colin Penty (@colinpenty) July 2, 2021

The remote session will take place on Tuesday, July 20 between 1:20 PM and 2:20 PM Pacific Time. Colin Penty himself and technical director Kate Rayner will introduce it.

The Coalition will present a technical demo of UE5 “Alpha Point” on Xbox Series X, created to internally evaluate UE5. The talk will cover the team’s learnings from creating Nanite resolution assets and incorporating them into a real-time lighting scenario with Lumen and Virtual Shadow Maps. Performance and memory observations for Xbox Series X and S will be covered, as well as findings from VFX, Blueprint, Material Settings, Super Temporal Resolution, and Virtual Texture. The Coalition will also cover some preliminary findings on next-gen character creation and MetaHumans integration, demonstrating a next-gen character test running on Xbox Series X.