Epic Games has gone ahead and released another Unreal Engine 5 gameplay demo, a year after they unveiled the first one.

This new gameplay demo, titled Valley of the Ancient features over 50 million polygons running live with Nanite technology from the new engine, which is also entering early access today. The engine and build of the game aren’t fully ready commercially yet but this early access period will allow developers to test out their creations and also get to grips with the new features. This fully playable demo also uses Lumens, which is a global illumination tool and Epic’s MetaHuman Creator.

This demo is running at 30 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X and really pushes what is possible on the new systems. The engine will be fully releasing in early 2022 and from then on we will see games for PS5 begin to use it and take a new, next-generation leap graphically.

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