Fortnite Adds Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo Character to Game
Summer Game Fest gave gamers a glimpse into the future of video game graphics last year. This glimpse into the future was offered through real Engine 5 is revealed epic Games’ newest game engine, v. During the Summer Game Fest, a few new technologies were introduced to the public. These included the Nanite technology and the Lumen lighting system. This is used for creating complex polygonal objects. The creators of this project created a short narrative that featured a female protagonist to showcase these new technologies. Epic Games decided to make the character available to players due to its popularity. Fortnite.
Fortnite recently announced in a tweet that the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo’s protagonist is now available in the Item Shop. It is fitting that Unreal Engine 5’s mascot joins the game. Fortnite runs on Unreal Engine 4. The character’s name is finally known to gamers after she was revealed during the battle royale. Epic Games says she’s called Windwalker Echo. Although the character is less detailed than the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo, it still has the same memorable outfit.
Windwalker Echo will be featured in an animated video called Slay. Mold3D Studio created the video using Unreal Engine. It features Echo fighting a dangerous enemy who guards a glowing object. This impressive project shows how high-level animation can be created with the engine. Although Unreal Engine 5’s complete version won’t be available until 2022 (the full version will launch in 2022), many developers such as Mold3D Studio have been using the engine since early access. The Coalition released a video called Alpha Point demonstrating the engine’s impressive capabilities a few months back.