Of course, it is important not to expect studios to create games that look exactly as photorealistic as what Epic showcases in their demonstrations of Unreal Engine. However, it is still impressive what they have managed to achieve and provides a glimpse of where we are headed.

Recently, they showcased improved physics and an entirely new technique for rendering vegetation in larger 3D landscapes, as well as better lighting. This was demonstrated in real-time through a demo running on Unreal Engine 5.2, featuring a Rivian driving through a detailed landscape.