“How do we know what is real?” Downloadable realtime demo for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S showing off the full power of Unreal Engine 5.
We made this demo to introduce the world to the future of Unreal Engine 5, showcasing two new technologies in particular: Nanite (virtualized geometry) and Lumen (realtime global illumination). This is a fully playable gameplay demo that runs on Playstation 5 (it even includes an attract mode and a drone).
I’ve had the opportunity to help out on Fortnite from time to time, most prominently with the Party Royale concert series.
The Special Projects group developed an interactive destruction demo in Epic’s Robo Recall universe to showcase Unreal Engine’s new Chaos physics system. The demo was playable at GDC 2019 and Siggraph 2019.
I was part of the group at Epic Games that developed the virtual production stage tech that was used to shoot The Mandalorian. Specifically, I developed the VR toolset that allows creatives to scout virtual environments in a multi-user environment. This toolset ships free with Unreal Engine and is now used by a host of movies, TV shows and commercials.
Another Mafia 3 retrospective that I appreciated. Mafia 3 is probably not free when you read this, but it’s available as a “Definitive Edition”, which is an easy way to get the entire experience (with all DLCs) for cheap.
“I always like when there’s an excuse (we use the term “news peg” around here, thank you very much) to talk about a great game from the last couple of years. Mafia III, Hangar 13’s ambitious, laudable open-world crime game from 2016 has been free on PS+ this month, and will be for the next few days. If you haven’t played it, I encourage you to do so—it’s a good game, and maybe more pressingly, an important one, a rare example of a big budget game that says something, in a clear, powerful voice, about race in America.”
I started working with Epic in 1998, shipping the Unreal Mission Pack and Unreal 2. I started working for Epic Games in 2018 as the design lead of the Special Projects group, which makes all of our forward-looking tech demos. We frequently collaborate with partners on genre & boundary-pushing projects, as well.
I’ve occasionally moonlighted on Fortnite.
A few of the projects I’ve shipped with Epic are listed below.
This was a great, thoughtful and complementary podcast on Mafia 3 that I deeply appreciated.
“We chat about everything from the game’s dynamic gunfights and cinematic car chases to its handling of race and history. We talk about the continuity of open world games that Mafia 3 exists in—yes, including Far Cry 2. We consider the impact the game will have on future designers—including on Gaynor, himself.We even dig into the secret post-credits ending, and talk about what implications about the future of the series that stinger holds.”
Cars and cool 60s music are core components of Mafia III so I’m sure you’ll love our new free racing DLC pack! Lots of tracks and vehicle customization options, which will download automatically via PSN, Xbox Live and Steam.
We’ve released a whole bunch of free character outfits for Lincoln Clay that you can wear on your revenge quest. Check out the video – the patch will be downloaded for you automatically via PSN, XBox Live and Steam.