Epic releases Unreal Engine 4.25 with next-gen console support

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.

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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.

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