Microsoft’s first-party RPG developer inXile Entertainment has revealed that their next-gen exclusive RPG for Xbox Series X will be powered by Unreal Engine 5.
Responding to a fan’s query on Twitter asking about the possibility of the company’s “solo AAA RPG for the Xbox Series X” utilizing the next-generation game engine from Epic Games, inXile responded that, well, they are!
“We’re excited to share more, although it’ll be a while,” the developer responded on Twitter. “Focusing on finishing Wasteland 3 and getting it into people’s hands on Aug. 28. We will indeed be using Unreal Engine 5 for our next project.”
“We’ve had quite a few questions about our next gen RPG and can confirm it will use Unreal Engine 5,” studio head Brian Fargo also tweeted.
We’ve had quite a few questions about our next gen RPG and can confirm it will use Unreal Engine 5. https://t.co/65jq0ckz5f
— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) May 19, 2020
InXile is currently working on the third entry in the Wasteland series which recently suffered from a minor delay. Wasteland 3 will be releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC as the studio’s last multiplatform title before Microsoft exclusivity, much like Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds.
Epic Games’ next-generation game engine, Unreal Engine 5, was originally unveiled last week during the Summer Games Fest. While the demo was shown running natively on PlayStation 5 hardware, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has declared that the demo would be awesome on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5Tim Sweeney has declared that the demo would be awesome on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.