We've seen some seriously impressive tech demos that have just barely scratched the surface of what Unreal Engine 5 can do. Now, you can get your hands on one of the first games developed in Epic's powerful new engine. Better yet? it's completely free to download.
Low Light Combat is a brand-new competitive shooter for PC from indie team Wolfire Games that was developed using Unreal Engine 5 Early Access. As you can see from the trailer below, it looks absolutely stunning.
Matches in Low Light Combat are based around a a rapidly changing day/night cycle in which light is your only weapon. Players essentially need to make use of a constantly changing environment and their handful of weapons to bring their foes into the light while remaining in the dark.
To keep things even more intense, every one of your resources is tied to time. Sprinting, using your weapon, and looking around with your flashlight will all bring you one step closer to the end of your life. Fortunately, you can kill enemies or venture to the middle of the map to replenish your time, but the focus here is clearly very much on fast-paced gameplay and quick thinking.
As you'd expect from a game that's been developed in Unreal Engine 5, Low Light Combat features some pretty nifty new techniques and graphical flourishes. Expect to see realistic real-time dynamic lighting made possible by the engine's Lumen, while Nanite brings "an astounding level of detail in the geometry".
Low Light Combat is an open-source game that's entirely free to download via Steam right now, and already has a handful of reviews from impressed players. Just be aware that as impressive as this is, it's still more of a highly interactive tech demo than a full game at this point. With that said, try it out for yourself and see what Unreal Engine 5 can do!
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