Lords of The Fallen is shaping up to be one of the next big soulslike games to look out for. Not only is this open-world RPG a reboot of the original 2014 game but the developer HexWorks has created the game using some of the latest tech available in Unreal Engine 5. During the State of Unreal showcase event which played host to a number of cool technical railers, HexWorks unveiled some brand-new gameplay for Lords of the Fallen which revolved around the engine advancements.
The trailer dives deep into the game’s world, how HexWorks created the assets used to bring the game to life and even the lighting systems that work to create the incredible atmosphere around you. The video takes place in Skyrest Bridge which is an early location in the game. From the first glimpse, we can see the highly detailed building architecture that makes up this location.
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HexWorks says they have created a robust character creation system in Lords of the Fallen where players can take on the role of their own unique persona. They created dozens of body types and builds and used Unreal Engine 5’s mesh system to blend them together to choose their build. In addition, the mesh system in Unreal Engine 5 allows all armour and equipment to naturally blend with whatever build you go with.
The video goes on to detail the high-resolution textures used in the game. This means you can zoom into anything and it will automatically render a super-high-resolution version of the texture you’re looking at. So the finer details on your character such as cloth, buckles and leather will look crisp.
Unreal Engine 5’s Chaos Simulation system then allows HexWorks to simulate life-like physics for all items. So chains will rattle and move around the players with weight while cloth drapes and flows naturally.
Lastly, the video goes into detail about the game’s environments. The lighting is especially important in Lords of the Fallen and using a new global illumination system has allowed the studio to create dark atmospheres and real-time daylight.
There’s also a part of the video which shows off the two worlds HexWorks has created in Lords of the Fallen which the players can seamlessly switch between while exploring.
Lords of the Fallen is set to launch sometime this year for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.