Just a few days ago, Epic Games officially launched Unreal Engine 5, the new version of its incredible graphics engine, also announcing that almost half of the next-gen video games in development, including the new The Witcher, Tomb Raider, and Gears of War, they will be made in the EU5. There is also Kingdom Hearts 4, the new chapter of the Square Enix series directed by Tetsuya Nomura, which apparently will have impressive graphic quality.
Regarding Famitsu’s microphones, Kingdom Hearts 4 Co-Director Yasushi Yasue explained that the trailer shown during the 20th anniversary was made in Unreal Engine 4. Still, the studio has already updated the graphics engine so that fans can expect an entirely different level of graphic quality. “The game will be built completely in Unreal Engine 5”, explained Yasue, “the quality of lighting and details will be much higher than what we have seen so far.” It is not clear if, during the interview, the Director was referring only to the first game trailer or to the series as a whole. Still, given that the third chapter was developed in UE4, we can assume that this new chapter will be technically superior to both of them.
Kingdom Hearts 4 is in production now, and we most likely won’t see it in action until 2023/24. During the presentation event, Game Director Tetsuya Nomura stated that he preferred to work on this new chapter rather than Verum Rex, another game similar to the now-canceled Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which could still have influenced Sora’s new adventure.