The Coalition has announced that they are working on several projects created with Unreal Engine 5, but that due to the engine change, they will not announce new titles for a while.
The Coalition moves to the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine after developing its latest titles (Gears of War 4 , Gears 5 and Gears Tactics) with Unreal Engine 4. The change means better tools to make games of higher visual quality, but also a period of internal learning of the motor that will cause that the “multiple new projects” in which they work are not expected, nor announced, soon.
“As we look to the future of gaming, we are excited to begin shifting our resources to next-generation development using Unreal Engine 5, ” the Xbox Game Studios-owned firm explains in a statement. ” Gears of War has always been at the forefront of the development of the Unreal Engine (from a successful 720p title for Xbox 360 to last year’s 120fps multiplayer update for Xbox Series X / S) and we are excited to continue that tradition by developing on Unreal. Engine 5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.”
We will not announce any new project or title for some time
“The change to a new engine is a great challenge,” they continue from the Redmond company, “so we want to make it clear that we will not announce any new project or title for some time.” They promise that they will continue to update Gears 5 with Operations 7 and 8, each with two new characters, new maps and special events. Until the end of the year there will be store updates and special playlists.
Epic Games announced Unreal Engine 5 in collaboration with PlayStation at Summer Game Fest 2020 with the video that you can see about this paragraph. Tim Sweeney’s company said the engine would be available for all studies by the end of 2021 and for specific studies from the beginning of this year. They also said that Fortnite would be updated mid-year from UE4 to UE5. The new engine is compatible with all platforms : PC, PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.