Unreal Engine 5 will be compatible with Nintendo Switch
Epic Games has confirmed that the it will also be compatible with Android, iOS, PlayStation and Xbox
Epic Games presented the new graphic engine called Unreal Engine 5 a few days ago and showcased a playable demo alongside. Called Lumen in the Land of Nanite, the demo was not a part of any game in development.
Unreal Engine will be accessible to developers next year and it comes with the latest graphic tools and updates. The new graphics engine will be compatible with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch as well.
“To maintain backward compatibility, we have this pipeline where you import or build all content. And at the highest level of cinematic quality executed directly on next-gen consoles,” Tim Sweeney told Eurogamer.
Sweeny also mentioned that Unreal Engine 5 is something that will be necessary for Switch, Xbox, PlayStation and other devices.
“When Fortnite changes and runs on Unreal Engine 5 later this year, we will continue to support all nine platforms. Well, nine, when the two new ones are added,” he added.
Epic Games has also confirmed that Unreal Engine 5 will work on all platforms its predecessor Unreal Engine 4 also ran on, including Android, iOS, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Many developers are of the opinion that the arrival of Unreal Engine 5 on Switch will be very beneficial for Nintendo since one of the central elements of the new version is scalability.