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This is how the technical demo of Unreal 5 on PS5 looks compared to that of Unreal 4 seven years ago (and earlier)




If we can learn some technical demos like yesterday, it is that the inevitable initial surprise has many mouths to open. The sample of Unreal Engine 5 on PS5 it's just the tip of an iceberg that will continue to grow over the years until obsolete what today amazes us.

To show a button -three, better said-. Next we show you how they became known the different versions of the Unreal Engine in the previous generations and how they evolved to offer much more spectacular results.

A journey to the past and future of Unreal Engine on consoles

With the objective of put evolution in perspective, what we will do will be to sort the advance of the generation with three examples:

  • One of the first technical demos with which the different versions of Unreal Engine were shown to the public
  • The most shocking games that came to use that engine.
  • An example of the graphic culmination reached by that specific generation (whether or not it was from the hand of the Epic engine).

Here you have them. Enjoy the nostalgia and start dreaming of what is to come.

The generation of Dreamcast, GameCube, PS2 and Xbox

Unreal Engine 2 Technical Demo

With 22 years and hundreds of games behind him for all platforms, El Unreal Engine of Epic Games It has long been a regular in the video game industry. In a technical demo like the following you can see what was in store for us back in 2004.

The best graphics games in Unreal Engine 2

In his jump from PC to consoles, he has already started to mark a path that, with the arrival of the version 2.5, shattered the limits of what already seemed amazing in his first technical demo. Like it shows, Bioshock, which used that version together with the Havok physics engine.

The most shocking games of the sixth generation

Here everyone will have an option to highlight. Games like Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess or The Chronicles of Riddick They could also have a well-deserved gap next to this choice: Shadow of the Colossus. The PS2 game was running on a Team ICO's own engine.

The generation of PS3, Wii and Xbox 360

Unreal Engine 3 Technical Demo

In 2006, a year after the Xbox 360 hit the market, kicking off the seventh generation, the Unreal Engine 3

came even more forcefully from the hand of the earthquake Gears of War. From there, its popularity did not stop growing.

The best graphics games in Unreal Engine 3

Here is another example of the visual power that it would offer Unreal Engine 3 and its improved versions. Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham Knight or Mirror's Edge They would be good examples to demonstrate the versatility of the engine. In this case we are left with Dishonored.

The most shocking games of the seventh generation

The seventh generation of consoles had titans the likes of The Last of Us, GTA V or Halo 4, but for everything it offered in terms of size, destruction and visual spectacle, the one chosen here has been Battlefield 4. In this case the motor used was the Frostbite from EA.

The generation of PS4, Wii U and Xbox One

Unreal Engine 4 Technical Demo

We come to more recent times to see how we lived with the presentation of Unreal Engine 5 and PS5 already happened in the past. In early 2013, a few months before PS4 and Xbox One hit the market, Epic Games and Sony were shaking hands to publicize this technical demo.

The best graphics games in Unreal Engine 4

Although he still has a lot of fabric to cut, in the case of Unreal Engine 4 You also had to go for one of his most spectacular games, and in this case we were left with Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice. Options, however, there is something for everyone. Since more recent like Final Fantasy VII Remake even others like Sea of ​​thieves or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The most shocking games of the sixth generation

With the generation in its final stretch there could still be new examples that would dethrone the spectacular result of Red Dead Redemption 2, but it would not be unreasonable to affirm that the throne is going to be difficult to steal. Thanks to the motor RAGE, the Rockstar game is our chosen one, leaving aside other options such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Forza Horizon 4 or Final Fantasy XV.


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