The Daily Moot: Unreal Engine 5News Picks
1. Unreal Engine 5
Epic Games has revealed their stunning new next-gen game engine, Unreal Engine 5. The demo, which features real PlayStation 5 gameplay, provides the first glimpse of what the next-generation consoles will be able to achieve. Although most fans will be more interested in the PlayStation 5 gameplay than the game engine itself, Unreal Engine 5 will likely drastically improve the quality of console games in the future and is being described as a “quantum leap” forward. Check out the demo below.
2. Warzone Gets 2FA Call of Duty: Warzone has initiated a 2-factor authentication process for new players on PC. This update enables players to have an additional layer of security on their account and also looks to thwart cheaters by making it more difficult for them to create new accounts. Although Warzone has certainly had a lot of issues with cheaters and hackers, it’s great to see Infinity Ward taking the necessary steps to try to make matches as fair and honorable as possible.
3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remaster Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are both getting remastered releases this year. As announced by Tony Hawk himself, the first 2 games of the classic skateboarding series will be getting complete graphical overhauls with 4K resolution and will feature a “complete roster of original pro talent.” Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered will launch as a 2-game bundle on September 4 and will cost $40. Check out the announcement trailer below.
4. Valorant Cheaters Riot just announced that they have banned nearly 9,000 Valorant cheaters. Despite the fact that the game is in closed beta with keys in limited supply, cheaters have still been risking their access in an effort to gain an unfair advantage. Riot initially drew some controversy over their Vanguard anti-cheat system due to its “always-on” status but they have since enabled players to turn the anti-cheat off when they’re not in-game.
5. The Last of Us Part 2 Video Series PlayStation has announced that The Last of Us Part 2 is getting an all-new video series. Each episode of the series will feature interviews with the developers and will cover all different aspects of the game such as the story, gameplay, design, and more. The first episode, titled “Inside the Story,” is available now and focuses on the core themes of the story by taking a deep look at Ellie and Joel’s life in Wyoming. Check it out below.