Check out a UE5 technical demo from Gears developer The Coalition

The Coalition Gdc 2021 Alpha PointSource: Xbox Game Studios (screenshot)

The Coalition, developer of the Gears of War franchise, shared its GDC 2021 demo to the public today. This demo, referred to as “Alpha Point,” is not a game or indicative of anything related to a game The Coalition is working on right now. Instead, it was designed to help the studio understand just how Unreal Engine 5 runs on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

If you’re interested in the full presentation, with in-depth developer-focused talk on the studio’s work with Unreal Engine 5, you can watch the entire thing. Otherwise, you can check out the technical demo specifically below.

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You can also take a look at some character renders:

The Coalition is not the only Xbox studio working with Unreal Engine 5, as Ninja Theory previously confirmed that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is being developed using that engine.

Recent reports indicate that The Coalition may be working on a new IP but if so, it won’t be directly related to anything shown in these demonstrations. Instead, these are technical learnings that’ll help the studio produce better work in the future.

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