The Coalition, Xbox’s first-party studio known for working on the latest installments of the Gears of War series, showed a new tech demo called The Cavern during the “State of Unreal 2022” showcase. The demo was made entirely in Unreal Engine 5 for Xbox Series X and was published by the studio to show fans the potential of the new video games in UE5 that we will see soon.
The demo begins with some scenes from Alpha Point, The Coalition’s latest tech demo released in 2021. It continues by showing a man trapped in a cave, trying to survive the attack of a terrifying creature by defending himself with the light of a crystal. The graphics effects, lighting, and animations are amazing and bode well for the studio’s future projects, which should be working on Gears 6 and at least one new IP.
PS5 and Xbox Series X / S arrived on the market in the last quarter of 2020, but very few “next-gen projects” have been published, also due to the low number of users in possession of the new generation consoles. Between 2023 and 2024, however, the situation will change, and viewing video games with similar graphics quality will become the new standard.