Modder Jonx0, who specializes in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has released a video showing what FromSoftware’s fantasy action role-playing game Dark Souls 3 could look like on the Unreal Engine 5 engine.
Remember that Dark Souls 3 is based on the same engine as the original Demon’s Souls (the remake was made using Bluepoint technologies), Bloodborne and the later released Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice with Elden Ring.
Jonx0 decided to test how much nicer Dark Souls 3 could be with Epic Games’ latest engine. To demonstrate Unreal Engine 5’s capabilities, the modder used the Cemetery of Ash and Temple of Fire – the game’s starting locations.
As noted PC gamerJonx0 didn’t create the locations from scratch, but imported the map, character model and animations directly from Dark Souls 3. The modder streamlined the textures using Topaz Labs gigapixel AI neural network.
The main difference between Dark Souls 3 in the Jonx0 video and the original is the advanced Unreal Engine 5 lighting. In order to maintain 60 frames / s (the scene was launched on the RTX 3070), the lumen technology involved is not accustomed to the maximum .
Viewers loved Jonx0’s creation and expressed their desire to buy the Unreal Engine 5 version of Dark Souls 3 if it ever comes out. “I would buy it without hesitation”— wrote crab time.
The modder will continue to work on Dark Souls 3 on Unreal Engine 5 – after Jonx0 will take over the battles, models and enemy AI. Don’t count on a full-fledged release as the assembly includes materials from the original game.