[4K] Gears 5 Engine Upgrades - First Look Trailer Analysis

A great showcase for Unreal Engine, Alex takes a close look through the upgrade changes evident in Gears 5's new E3 trailer - from the focus on seasonal weather effects to improved shaders. It's a stunner, and the trailer is presented here at 4K too.

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KionicWarlord222127d ago

The coalition definitely bringing top tier visuals and interaction again.

Seems we will be getting a ton of the features that were upgraded for unreal engine 4.

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AngainorG7X127d ago

Yeah man, it looks beautiful!
I mean look at this!

PrematuaProcrastin8a127d ago

@darkvoyager your eyes are obviously painted on lmao

343_Guilty_Spark127d ago (Edited 127d ago )


Looks like 90% of the assets went into Drakes face. Everything else sucks.

DarkVoyager127d ago (Edited 127d ago )


“Looks like 90% of the assets went into Drakes face. Everything else sucks.“

Yea everything else sucks. /s

Sevir126d ago

You can do close ups... Uncharted 4 still uses high polygon counts and subscatted screen space lighting....

Gears 5 looks great but it still has that plastic look to it's rendering of character models, and that's not a knock on the team but the engine pipeline. Unreal Engine 4 still has that plastic look from it's previous UE3 code base...

Days Gone, which uses UE4 displays a similar look of plasticity to character models.

starchild126d ago


I dont think you even mean "plasticity", which means "the quality of being easily shaped or molded". I think you mean "plasticky". I think a lot of Unreal engine 3 games last gen had that look on character models, but I don't see that here. Gears 5 character models are clearly using subsurface scattering and they have high poly counts. They look excellent.

doggo84126d ago (Edited 126d ago )

Lmao, you can say what you what you want about uncharted 4, but visually it's still easily one of the best looking games ever made.

"Uncharted 4 delivers a genuine step advance in real-time rendering on console hardware. The Naughty Dog engine is an efficient, capable engine that produces results that tower above many other current generation titles. There is a clear dedication to excellence here and it has paid off and Uncharted 4 is the best-looking console game we've ever tested."

Straight from Digital Foundry. We all know Naughty Dog has arguably the best tech team in the industry. So disagree all you want, whether you like it or not uncharted 4 is still one of the best looking games even by 2018 standards. Gears 5 no doubt Is a powerhouse too, but don't come here acting like it crushes uncharted 4.

AngainorG7X126d ago


Nah, i would say that for Gears 4 vs Uncharted 4 (and again only for face detail which Uncharted 4 does look more realistic) because even Gears 4 look kinda better in some environments.

However Gears 5 looks better on both. But every opinion counts i guess

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oasdada127d ago

4 looks better.. If anything charachter models look downgraded is 5

KionicWarlord222127d ago

Digital Foundry literally said the video models in Gears of War 5 have been upgraded and explained how.

You good?

oasdada127d ago


Do u have eyes! See for ur self

KionicWarlord222127d ago

I have eyes which i watched Digital Foundry showing side by side comparisons and noticing immediately the upgrades Digital Foundry showed.

Im not gonna debate over new features added from unreal engine 4.

Just go sit over there in a corner or something.

conanlifts127d ago

You need to re-watch your own link. Even in that video the models are vastly improved.

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IliasApos127d ago

Looks improved in every way and i hope the campaign is longer this time

Duke19127d ago

Bright colors!!! (Finally)

Seriously looking great though

Kabaneri127d ago

Finally? They already ruined the atmosphere and art direction with bright colors since Gears of War 3. Gears is supposed to have a brutal, hopeless vibe not a stroll through Disney World.

PhantomS42127d ago

You do realize you can do a hopeless vibe without the color brown by itself, right?

PrematuaProcrastin8a127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

Many post apocalyptic, dystopian games with a "hopeless vibe" as you put it have a wider colour palette than the earlier gears games. Lou, among others, immediately springs to mind. you can have a hopeless, brutal game without having a nigh on monochrome colour palette.

starchild126d ago (Edited 126d ago )

If they had kept things brown and gray people would be complaining about that. They make it more colorful and people complain about it being too colorful. They just can't win.

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