The next big game from Wasteland developer inXile will run on Epic's new Unreal Engine 5.
InXile, the studio behind the upcoming Wasteland 3, is also working on an unannounced, next-gen RPG. InXile was acquired by Microsoft in 2018 alongside Obsidian, and its first game as a Microsoft studio is that RPG.
That project has yet to be officially revealed, of course, but fans of the developer are already anxious to learn anything they can about it. With that in mind, one question that kept directed at inXile has been its choice of engine for the game.
Studio head Brian Fargo and the official Twitter account for inXile both confirmed that the game will indeed be based on the recently revealed Unreal Engine 5. The studio stressed, however, that it's still very early days, which makes sense.
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
Unreal Engine 5, which supports everything from PC and mobile to next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X, enters limited testing early next year, with a full launch expected later in the year.
It goes without saying that an engine is a set of tools that developers are free to use in any way they like, so inXile's next game won't necessarily look as good as that tech demo we saw running on PS5. In fact, it may not even support all of the engine's capabilities, as is standard for game development.
Until then, we have Wasteland 3 to look forward to. The game releases August 28 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.