So, let’s jump in with the news that Capcom is working on a big upgrade for its RE Engine. If you’re unfamiliar, the RE Engine has been the backbone of several of Capcom’s big titles, like Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Monster Hunter Rise. Word about this upgrade came to light through a video on Capcom’s R&D YouTube channel.
Capcom is aiming to switch things up a bit by developing a newer version called the REX Engine. Even though it will keep many of the features that made games look good and work well on most hardware, the REX Engine also plans to bring in fresh technologies. The info comes in phases, focusing on different aspects of game development. Among these new technologies are things called RERuntime, REDox, and REAssetStream.
Right now, it’s not clear if Capcom’s next big game, Dragon’s Dogma 2, will use any of these new features or technologies. Everyone’s curious to know how these upgrades will be applied in the next big release.
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To sum it up, Capcom isn’t resting on its laurels. The company is pushing for technical improvements with the REX Engine. We might not know all the details yet, but it’s a clear sign that Capcom is committed to improving the gaming experience for everyone.