Epic Games has released a new version of Unreal Engine 4 for developers. Version 4.23 adds the chaos physics and destruction system, bringing many optimization enhancements for ray tracing and beta support for virtual texturing.
Chaos is the new powerful physics and destruction system from Unreal Engine. With Chaos, users can achieve real-time cinema-based graphics in scenes with massive large-scale destruction and unprecedented control over content creation.
Unreal Engine 4.23 released with ray tracing innovations and Chaos destruction system
On the other hand, Ray Tracing received many optimizations and stability enhancements as well as new features. Version 4.23 improves the quality of content with Ray Tracing and the quality of Global Lighting with Ray Tracing.
Epic Games also improved support for multiple ray tracing reflections by using reflection captures in the scene. This means that intra-reflections (or reflections within reflections) that were seen black or where a maximum reflex distance was set, use these raster techniques instead of black.
Epic Games shows the improvements of its Unreal Engine 4.23 graphics engine
Finally, the Unreal Engine 4.23 provides beta support for Virtual Texturing. This technology allows developers to create and use large textures to use memoryless and more consistently during execution.
Below are videos showing the new features of the Unreal Engine.
As expected, RayTracing has received an enormous number of optimizations and stability improvements as well as some important new features. Version 4.23 improves the quality of Denoiser for RayTraced functions and increases the overall lighting quality of RayTraced.