Unreal Engine 5 seems like it will support Switch (UPDATE)

Totally unreal!

UPDATE - Epic has since confirmed this to be true.

Epic revealed Unreal Engine 5 today, the next big step for the multiplatform engine used by countless developers. Along with a reveal trailer, Epic shared a very detailed blog on what Unreal Engine can do. Within that blog, you can find the following blurb.

Unreal Engine 5 will be available in preview in early 2021, and in full release late in 2021, supporting next-generation consoles, current-generation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Unreal Engine 4 is supported on Switch and is certainly a current-gen platform, so it seems likely that Unreal Engine 5 will continue the Switch support. It may not have the full suite of features, but it'll definitely have improvements over what Unreal Engine 4 offers.

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Categories: Consoles
Tags: switch


Wed May 13 20 02:55pm
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That’s good to hear. At least Epic is thinking about all consoles other than future consoles.

Current probably as in XBOX and PS4P and hopefully NSWP

Thu May 14 20 02:19pm
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I'll just going to assume that if Metroid Prime 4 was using Unreal 4 then we now have an excuse for it to be delayed, ported/upgraded to 5 and it'll come out late 2021 or early 2022...


i also believe that Metroid Prime 4 will use a custom version of UE 5 as it primary Engine for the game, or Retro Studios will keep U4 as the primary Engine for Metroid Prime 4.

now that Epic Games confirmed that Switch and possiby a Switch Pro can run UE5, we can expect games like Metroid Prime 4 to run a custom version of UE 5 as it primary Engine.


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