Right now, even the mightiest graphics card on the market would melt like Mustafar trying to render this new Star Wars short made with Epic Games’ Unreal engine. But in the future, Nvidia hopes new technology it showed off this week will bringing gamers one step closer to some... well, very shiny graphics.
This cute Star Wars skit featuring some incredibly unlucky First Order Stormtroopers debuted at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday, a brief collaboration between Nvidia, Epic, and ILMxLab (Industrial Light and Magic’s experimental subdivision that’s already given us VR experiences and some early AR prototypes set in the galaxy far, far away).
What better Star Wars character to show it off on other than someone with gear as shiny and chrome as Phasma’s? It’s pretty damn impressive. Epic is hoping to make the updates to Unreal Engine that use this tech available to developers later this year, although very shiny Star Wars troopers probably won’t be included.