The other day, in a surprise Xbox Series at The Video game Awards, Legendary Gaming exposed that The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, a new usable Unreal Engine 5 technological demonstration, was available for every person on Xbox Series X as well as Xbox Series S. Produced by participants of the initial The Matrix film team including Lana Wazowski, James Create, as well as John Gaeta in partnership with groups throughout both Epic Games and companions, this experience supplies a glimpse at what interactive narration and also enjoyment developed with Unreal Engine 5 might appear like in the future.

One of those companions was The Coalition, the studio behind the Gears series, who have been collaborating with Unreal Engine for years currently. With that experience under their collective belt, the team laid out to support growth of the project. While Legendary produced the trial, The Coalition got entailed helping to fine-tune and also optimize their vision, having actually formerly worked with Impressive on UE4 support for Xbox Series X.

We dealt with Epic on the first Unreal Engine 4 support for Xbox Series X when the brand-new console was revealed back in March 2020, states Kate Rather, Studio Technical Supervisor at The Coalition. We later shipped a native update to Gears 5 on Xbox Series X’S that included visual enhancements like SGI, raised material & texture information, as well as pushed our 4k real-time cinematic to 60fps, all while improving Multiplayer to sustain a 120FPS performance setting. With this we learned how to maximize for that hardware to press aesthetic and also performance.

When Impressive reached out in 2021, The Union had actually been working with Unreal Engine 5 Very Early Accessibility for almost a year. The group had been teaming up and also offering comments to Legendary about their experiences with UE5, which particularly assisted to press it ahead for Xbox Series X’S and also Windows PCs. With their track document of developing video games that are technological displays for Unreal as well as Xbox, together with their partnership and also very early experience with UE5, The Union was positioned well to leap in and help enhance and also polish The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience with Impressive.

The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine Experience Gameplay | Xbox Series X 4K

So just what did the team at The Union do? A primary focus for them was on memory and also efficiency optimizations to totally make use of both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Because the experience features an huge and dense globe with an incredible quantity of material, the initial step was dealing with memory optimization. In that location, they worked with Impressive to ensure the assets in the demonstration were set up to totally utilize digital structure streaming as well as nanite anywhere possible and tuned interior memory systems, particularly on Xbox Series S, to guarantee all of it suit the memory.

On the efficiency optimizations side, the teams made some threading improvements to improve use of the CPU cores. They additionally made some Xbox Ray tracing optimizations, causing efficiency victories of around 0.5 ms. Finally, they allowed Upright Sync tuning to make sure a stable FPS throughout the experience.

With this focus, the Xbox Series S version delivered with just the same UE5 attributes allowed as Xbox Series X (albeit with different high quality) consisting of however not limited to ray traced representations and also ray traced shadows. Regardless of which platform you experience it on, you’re in for an aesthetic reward.

Unreal Engine 5 has remained to boost from the Very early Access variation over the last numerous months, both in terms of performance and top quality. The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience is an exceptional instance of all of UE5’s systems integrating to make something special and also noticeably next-gen, says Rather. Many of all, it truly obtained us excited about the potential of Ray tracing for shadows as well as Lumen, Nanite at range with Online Darkness Maps, as well as the brand-new Globe Dividers System tying everything with each other. With these technical advances, it’s never been a much better time to be a gamer.