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New PlayStation 5 Demo Blurs The Line Between CGI And Reality
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New PlayStation 5 Demo Blurs The Line Between CGI And Reality

All technology is advancing and gaming technology is no exception to that. While the majority of the human race is trapped home, many turn to games out of boredom or as a coping mechanism. Just at the perfect time, Unreal Engine released a demo video showcasing the next generation graphics and we must say that it’s absolutely stunning!

As of May 14, 2020, the video has 5,868,762 views and is trending on YouTube at number 24. Definitely piqued people’s interest.

Brian Karis, the technical director of graphics, and Jerome Platteaux, the art director of special projects, guide the viewer through 9-minute video, explaining the details of the video as well as technology used to create such a breathtaking experience.

The recently released demo shows stunning details that seem life-like

“A few years ago, we got together as a team and brainstormed where we thought we could push forward the state of the art and real-time graphics,” Brian explained at the start of the video. The team wanted to make advancements in two directions, one of which was dynamic global illumination. To make the virtual world less static they created a system called Lumen.

The other aspect the team wanted to address was truly virtualized geometry. “The artists wouldn’t have to be concerned over poly counts, draw calls, or memory. We could directly use film quality assets and bring them straight into the engine.
And that’s a big deal for artists,” they elaborated in the video. For that purpose, they created a system called Nanite.

The demo shows the level of graphics that will be available for PlayStation 5, a home video game console that’s scheduled for late 2020.

You can watch the demo in all its glory (and full screen!) in the video below!

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sino8r
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This what game trailers look like now on some high end titled games. The difference is this is actual gameplay. We are finally here! Blurs reality and CGI line. The textures and scenery are flawless but the lady looks a little off. Close enough though

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a scripted tech demo, not an actual video game, so it's not "actual gameplay". Unless this is actually a game that is released on the console, take these "gameplay videos" with a grain of salt.

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Jace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gamer, photographer, and 3D art dabbler here: These tech demos are usually way beyond what any game (and gaming hardware) present in actual execution of game design. Games won’t look like this for a long time. That said, games do look amazing sometimes, and I love open world games specifically because of the immersive experience (but couldn’t give two shits about current, expensive and insufficient VR tech).

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remember that though this is shown on a PS5, it is just an Unreal Engine Demo. Lots of people are assuming that this amount of detail can only be handled on that console, which is false. Series X and PC can run said demo as well, Sony just struck a deal with Epic to showcase it on their console first.

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sino8r
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This what game trailers look like now on some high end titled games. The difference is this is actual gameplay. We are finally here! Blurs reality and CGI line. The textures and scenery are flawless but the lady looks a little off. Close enough though

Get To The Point Already
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a scripted tech demo, not an actual video game, so it's not "actual gameplay". Unless this is actually a game that is released on the console, take these "gameplay videos" with a grain of salt.

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Jace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gamer, photographer, and 3D art dabbler here: These tech demos are usually way beyond what any game (and gaming hardware) present in actual execution of game design. Games won’t look like this for a long time. That said, games do look amazing sometimes, and I love open world games specifically because of the immersive experience (but couldn’t give two shits about current, expensive and insufficient VR tech).

Get To The Point Already
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Remember that though this is shown on a PS5, it is just an Unreal Engine Demo. Lots of people are assuming that this amount of detail can only be handled on that console, which is false. Series X and PC can run said demo as well, Sony just struck a deal with Epic to showcase it on their console first.

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