Developers can now download Unreal Engine 4.25, which supports Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. The Fortnite company intends to update the vervsion throughout the year.
In addition to initial support for next-gen consoles, 4.25 offers the following improvements:
- The Animation Insights plugin has been added to the Unreal Editor, which enables the visualization of gameplay state and live animation behavior;
- Visual effects system Niagara now boasts polished new UI and major performance and stability upgrades;
- Another plugin, Networking Insights, will help devs optimize, analyze, and debug network traffic;
- New shading tools have been introduced, along with LiDAR support and other features.
The full list of improvements is available here.