Star Vault AB’s hardcore MMORPG Mortal Online 2 is planning an upgrade from Unreal Engine 4 to 5, giving developers more graphical richness.
Mortal Online 2 was released in January 2022. Now it wants to be the first major MMORPG to use Unreal Engine 5 for development. After the upgrade, the developers have access to new tools to significantly improve the quality of the game’s visual aspects.
The highly anticipated MMORPG Ashes of Creation also uses Unreal Engine 5.
What does Unreal Engine 5 mean? It is the latest version of a game engine developed by Epic Games. Some games are currently being developed with it, which we are eagerly awaiting.
Two key features of Unreal Engine 5 (UE 5) are Lumens, for sophisticated lighting of each scene, and Nanite, the geometry pipeline. Thanks to Nanite, developers can load high-resolution 3D models and textures into the engine.
Improved graphics and reduced loading times
With the help of the lighting system “Lumen” the developers will soon be able to make the environment more detailed and provide a more realistic representation. In your blog entry on the subject, the developers show 2 screenshots to compare UE 4 and UE 5:
In addition, “Nanite” gives the developers the opportunity to use an infinite number of polygons for their models without affecting the performance of the MMORPG. This will allow you to see much more detail in the future.
A sophisticated new weather system is also coming to Mortal Online 2. This will be especially interesting once players have arrived at the Magic School and can use elements to control the sky.
Aside from graphical aspects, Star Vault want to make the gameplay more enjoyable. Loading times are to be shortened in the future, which would be a relief when traveling fast, for example.
When will the upgrade take place? There is currently no date set for the upgrade to UE 5. Star Vault simply state that they will stick with it and intend to share more updates and screenshots in the future.
What do you think of the promised upgrade to Unreal Engine 5? Are you currently playing Mortal Online 2 and looking forward to your MMORPG looking even better? Or are the graphics with the Unreal Engine 4 enough for you? How long do you think it will be before the Star Vault developers release more information? Write it to us in the comments here on MeinMMO!
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