Epic Games started Previewing Release Version of Unreal Engine 5 (hereinafter, UE5) on February 23. Download from Epic Games Launcher or Github.
UE5 has provided an early access version from May 2021 and has been developed for a formal release release. During this time, EPIC Games migrates the development of “Fort Night” to UE5 and leverages the UE5 code to the Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience. Such development experience is stated that the UE5 is a stable optimized, which is stable and optimized for more production.
The Preview release version of UE5 that started this distribution starts (Preview 1) is that in addition to the functions available in the early access version, the functions that will be included in the official version can also be tested. As well as the next generation game development, I want to try all the industry creators. However, since there is a problem such as stability yet, it seems not to be suitable for use in production. Therefore, when experimenting new tools and workflows, it is recommended to create a copy of an existing project.
This newly added function is first mentioned “Large World Coordinates (LWC)”. When dealing with a vast world, UE4 needed techniques such as reconfiguration of world origin, but at UE5, LWC can be expanded and directly handled directly by LWC. Preview 1 is focusing on performance and memory optimization in addition to the transition to double-accuracy on the basis.
As a function to match the motion of the character of the game, the “Distance matching (distance matching)” to control the animation play rate and the dynamically adjust the animation pose “Pose warping (posewer)” also added. By combining these functions, it is possible to cope with a wide range of motions with a small number of animation sets.
In addition, new features such as “IK Rig” and “IK Retar getter” that can be created by “Anim Blueprint Templates” that can create animation blueprint logic and the animation of Skeltar character in Unreal Editor will be easier and more efficiently It has been done.
In addition to this, various tools such as Nanite · LUMEN · ONE File PER ACTOR · WORLD PARTITION · METASOUND, which were released from the early access version, implementation of stability, quality, performance, etc. are implemented. Also, some tools are also added new features. Please check the official site for details.
The preview release version of Unreal Engine 5 can be downloaded from EPIC Games Launcher or GitHub (Login required). If you find a problem when using, it is to be able to register on the bug report page.