Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22pm 10/07/20 | 0 Comments
With the $250 million investment giving the maker of all things PlayStation a minority stake in Epic Games - the maker of Fortnite, Unreal, and Jazz Jackrabbit. The deal was made to expand the relationship between Sony and Epic Games, that will no doubt benefit the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Unreal-engine powered games.
In a statement Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “Epic’s powerful technology in areas such as graphics places them at the forefront of game engine development with Unreal Engine and other innovations. There’s no better example of this than the revolutionary entertainment experience, Fortnite.”
With Unreal Engine also now being used in film and TV production (it's one of the reasons the Star Wars series The Mandalorian looks as good as it does), Yoshida adds, "We will explore opportunities for further collaboration with Epic to delight and bring value to consumers and the industry at large, not only in games, but also across the rapidly evolving digital entertainment landscape.”
No doubt our minds are going back to the recent Unreal Engine 5 demo that ran in real-time on PlayStation 5.
Where the use of groundbreaking tech paves the way for truly stunning levels of detail.