In 2015, Epic founder Tim Sweeney predicted that in less than 10 years, it would be difficult to distinguish between virtual reality and the real world. By 2025, he’s less than 3 years old, and what you see in the video above, he might be right.
One of the arguments they use when selling a new game console or graphics card is that the graphics are “more real.” But in reality, the graphics, because it’s good, can’t reproduce reality to the extent that the scenes look real.
However, this may change with Unreal Engine 5. Just watch the video above.
At first glance, it looks like a video from a deserted train station stored on a cell phone. Most don’t notice anything out of the ordinary until suddenly the day turns into night and the video is lit by a flashlight.
The entire scene was created with Unreal Engine 5. It was based on a train station in Toyama, Japan, and illuminated with Lumen, a real-time lighting solution for 3D-reliable scenes.