Cyberpunk 2077 in Unreal Engine 5 offers a glimpse of what CD Projekt Red was trying to achieve
Since the release of Cyberpunk 2077Fans have mixed feelings about the game released in a faulty condition after being delayed several times. While many players still love Cyberpunk 2077, some fans have taken it upon themselves to improve the somewhat controversial title.
In a recent tech demoYouTuber and developer Enfant Terrible have assembled a roll of film with assets from a variety of artists to create a vision of Night City using Unreal Engine 5. This includes:
According to the video’s caption, the artists used tools such as Environment Megapacks from Epic Marketplace, Epic’s MetaHumans Creator, VFX and Zbrush to create an impressively realistic world with graphics that rival the original Cyberpunk 2077.
.@SaherTarek_Art presented a cool cyberpunk scene made with Unreal Engine 5 and UE Marketplace, CG Trader and assets from KitBash3D: https://t.co/UmkfaZmn8a#unrealengine #unrealengine5 #UE5 #cyberpunk #gamedeveloper #indiedev #3dart #cyberpunk2077 #rendering pic.twitter.com/bttrwzXx4m
— 80 LEVELS (@80Levels) May 16, 2022
According to the video’s caption, the assets used tools like environment megapacks from Epic Marketplace, Epic’s MetaHumans Creator, VFX and Zbrush to create an impressively realistic world with graphics that rival the original Cyberpunk 2077.
While this stunning reinterpretation is just a fan-made demo and will sadly never see an official release, CD Projekt Red recently announced it its switch to Unreal Engine 5 for the forthcoming title The Witcher 4. If the studio’s work with Unreal goes well, it might part with REDengine 4, which was used for Cyberpunk 2077, and give way to more projects that could look like the beautiful Enfant Terrible demo .
Despite the bug-filled gameplay of the original Cyberpunk 2077, we gave it a 9, praises its “beautiful cityscape” and impressive amount of player freedom. Received the game recently a next-gen upgrade and is due an expansion sometime in 2023.
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Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly attributed the elements used in the video to Enfant Terrible. It has been updated to correctly indicate the artists involved.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find her on Twitter: @ameliazollner.
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