Microsoft-owned studio inXile Entertainment will use the newly-announced Unreal Engine 5 for its next project.
Confirmed via Twitter (below), the Wasteland 3 developer insisted its current focus is on releasing its current project. However, it will utilise Epic Games' new tech for its next game.
"Thank you. We're excited to share more, although it'll be a while. 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," said inXile Entertainment.
Epic teamed up with Sony to give a first look at the Unreal Engine 5 earlier this month. However, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has confirmed that Xbox Series X will be compatible. It would appear that Microsoft's first-party studio will be among the first to create a game with the tech.
"The Unreal Engine 5 demo on PlayStation 5 was the culmination of years of discussions between Sony and Epic on future graphics and storage architectures," said Sweeney.
"The Nanite and Lumen tech powering it will be fully supported on both PS5 and Xbox Series X and will be awesome on both."
Xbox boss Phil Spencer also took to Twitter earlier this month to express his excitement at what Xbox Series X will achieve through the use of Unreal Engine 5.
"Incredible work by the team at Epic @UnrealEngine, many of our XGS studios are using Unreal, like the team at Ninja Theory creating Hellblade II, and are excited to bring these UE5 innovations to life on Xbox Series X," said Spencer.
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