Xbox’s InXile has confirmed it will use Unreal Engine 5 for its Series X RPG
Epic previously said middleware “will be awesome” on next-gen console
Xbox studio InXile Entertainment has confirmed it will use Unreal Engine 5 for its next game project.
The developer’s next game after strategy sequel Wasteland 3 – its first created entirely as a first-party Xbox studio – will be “a next-gen RPG.”
inXile was founded in 2002 by Interplay co-founder Brian Fargo and acquired by Microsoft in 2018.
Microsoft’s first-party studios are heavily invested in Unreal Engine, with Rare, Ninja Theory, The Coalition and more all said to be working with the middleware.
Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney recently reiterated that the technology showcased in this month’s PlayStation 5 Unreal Engine 5 demo “will be awesome” on Xbox Series X.
The Fortnite developer partnered with Sony for the unveiling of UE5, which was shown running “live on PlayStation 5” via the ‘Lumen in the Land of Nanite’ demo.
“The Unreal Engine 5 demo on PlayStation 5 was the culmination of years of discussions between Sony and Epic on future graphics and storage architectures,” Sweeney wrote.
“The Nanite and Lumen tech powering it will be fully supported on both PS5 and Xbox Series X and will be awesome on both.”
In a follow-up tweet, Sweeney insisted Epic had no “secret deal” with PlayStation and that “100% of the stuff we’ve been working on with Sony” had now been publicly announced.
Following last week’s unveiling, Xbox head Phil Spencer congratulated Epic and said that Xbox Game Studios was excited to work with Unreal Engine 5.
“Incredible work by the team at Epic,” he wrote. “Many of our XGS studios are using Unreal, like the team at Ninja Theory creating Hellblade II, and are excited to bring these UE5 innovations to life on Xbox Series X.”