15 May 2020 02:31
Do you believe the Unreal Engine 5 demo is really running on a PS5? The Friday Inbox debates whether the Unreal Engine 5 demo on PS5 is real footage or not, as one reader enjoys Disgaea 4. So many people seem to be misunderstanding the fact that Unreal Engine 5 isn't supposed to be released at all until 2021, and non-Epic games using it aren't likely to show up until 2022 at the earliest. And expecting full games to instantly look like a small slice tech demo is resolutely absurd. It took until only just recently for games to catch up the Unreal Engine 4 tech demos from 2012-2013 in visual fidelity.
Sony's marketing has pulled off a serious coup here if they can convince people that PlayStation 5 launch games are actually gonna look like this. Microsoft's first showcase might have been rather underwhelming, but at least it was honest to what launch period games will actually look like. I'm really starting to enjoy the back and forth blows between Microsoft and Sony and thinking of the behind the scenes marketing strategy… it's starting to have shades of what happened at the start of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox launches when Sony had the great, 'Here is how you share games on PlayStation' advert. In steps Sony with that incredible Unreal Engine 5 demonstration, it cannot be luck or coincidence this arrived after such a big Xbox misstep and it surely cannot be from the same minds behind the Mark Cerny send us your ears message! Do you think Microsoft will put a copy of that Unreal Engine 5 demonstration in the same envelope that has the P45 for the current marketing department? Now I'm not technically minded at all, but when they say it'll be the end of loading screens for next gen games does that mean for games made for the new console or any games, i.e, any that can be played due to backwards compatibility? This question popped into my head as I'm replaying XCOM 2 at the moment, a great game with horrible loading times! We're going to guess that the loading will be improved but unless the game is patched to specifically take advantage of the SSD it won't be as fast as actual next gen games. We won't see it in action for years tho', but Sony are notorious for showing games many years before they launch so nothing new there. The Xbox Series X has more teraflops but I'm not sure it has enough to run this demo at 4K. I was expecting all games to run at 4K on next gen consoles. Didn't people make a fuss when the Xbox 360 didn't run games at 1080p? Unless manufacturers are about to bombard the market with TVs that can take advantage of the feature I feel I'm I missing the benefit of next gen consoles outputting frame rates of (at least potentially if not in practice) 120 or above? I guess it's better to have a feature that's not needed as opposed to the other way round but are there big living room TVs out there that do have allow for higher screen refresh rates? I must be the only person not drooling over the supposed Unreal Engine 5 footage supposedly running on an actual PlayStation 5. I simply don't believe that it isn't pre-rendered or played on a PC with far higher specifications than the console itself has. Beautiful, brilliant little game that excited me more than all the next gen trailers put together. OK, the tech demo looked nice, I will give you that. GC: It's not a game, it's a tech demo. Great news about Paper Mario: The Origami King, well… as long as it's actually any good that is. I think I'm unusual in liking Super Paper Mario on the Wii just as much as the first two but I haven't played one since then due to the bad reviews. I am more than ready for a good new entry in the series. All in all a good trailer, let's just hope the full game can back it up. GC: At least Super Paper Mario was purposefully different to the other two, it's the games after it where things really went downhill. Absolutely delighted with the announcement of a new Paper Mario title, especially with the release date being so soon. OK, so the series has noticeably declined since the superlative Thousand-Year Door (still the funniest game I have ever played) but The Origami King certainly looks like a step in the right direction. New tech, old gameplay Colour me impressed with the Unreal Engine 5 demo. Graphics certainly have come a long way since I started gaming on the C16 (not a typo), but I see it like an upgrading of an old CRT TV to a HD ready TV. Can those particle physics and destruction physics engines bring something new to gameplay? That's not to say we won't have good games; we will. But something genuinely new and innovative because of the graphics? So from the two minute trailer you could tell that the game Origami King isn't as funny as previous entries in the Paper Mario franchise. Engines are all very well but what about some decent games? The question for this weekend's Inbox was suggested by reader Ishi, who asks what are the most impressive video game graphics you've ever seen? What kind of things are you generally impressed by in games when it comes to visuals and what are you hoping will become possible in the next gen that is impossible, or very difficult, at the moment? MORE: Games Inbox: PS5 Unreal Engine 5 demo reaction, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater pessimism, and Doom Eternal MORE: Games Inbox: Nintendo's best franchise, Dying Light 2 release date, and SnowRunner love Follow Metro Gaming on Twitter and email us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our Gaming page.