InXile Entertainment's Xbox Series X RPG will use Unreal Engine 5

By Sean Carey,
InXile Entertainment's next project after Wasteland 3 is an RPG that's being developed using Unreal Engine 5. The studio's founder Brian Fargo confirmed on Twitter that the Xbox Series X title will be using Epic's recently announced game engine.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, inXile Entertainment confirmed that the studio is busy working on Wasteland 3 for its scheduled release of August 28th, and it will use Unreal Engine 5 for its next project. Fargo then followed up confirming the next-gen RPG will use the game engine.

Epic recently announced Unreal Engine 5 with a tech demo that was running in real-time on the PlayStation 5. The two big features of the engine are technologies called Nanite and Lumen. Nanite allows for "film-quality" source art to be imported directly into the engine, while Lumen is a dynamic lighting solution that allows developers to create realistic lighting effects. CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney praised the PS5's SSD in an interview with IGN saying the demo wouldn't have been possible without the "breakthroughs Sony has made", but also confirmed both Nanite and Lumen would run on the Series X.

When the demo was released, Phil Spencer tweeted that many of Xbox Game Studios are using Unreal including Ninja Theory, who are developing Hellblade II.

We should hear more on Xbox Game Studios and its first-party offerings in July's Xbox 20/20 stream. Halo Infinite and Psychonauts 2 are two games that have been confirmed for the event.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.