Next up from Wasteland’s developer inXile is a next-gen RPG, and it will run on the new Unreal Engine 5.
InXile is the developer studio of the upcoming Wasteland 3, and they are recently also working on an unannounced RPG. Even though the company has not yet officially revealed the project, fans are more than impatient. One of the questions they have is the engine of choice the game is going to run on.
To answer that, Studio head Brian Fargo and inXile itself have both confirmed that the next-gen RPG is going to be based on the new Unreal Engine 5.
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
Very recently revealed, Unreal Engine 5 will support many platforms including PC and mobile as well as next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X. The engine will be entering testing early 2021, and hopefully have its full release later that year.
We must note however that an engine is solely a set of tools provided to developers for their independent use. This means the new RPG may not necessarily be as good as the demo shown on PS5. Namely, it may not even be using all of its features and technologies.
Nevertheless, at this point in time, we cannot make any valid guesses. So in the meantime you can think about Wasteland 3 instead, which will come out August 28 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.