The Mandalorian has met many of our expectations and, in some cases, even surpassed them. Fans are loving how the show manages to feel like a gritty version of Star Wars, something we won’t be getting in the movies anytime soon, and the reveal of “baby Yoda” or whatever it is supposed to have fans glued to their television. One thing that has caught many off guard is the fact that Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, is listed in the show’s credits.
According to The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau, they use Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to essentially make the film in VR so that the editor has something to base all the effects on. The engine has also been used to build CGI environments so that they can be shot in LED walls, with said projections changing their perspective based on the camera’s position.
It seems like the Unreal Engine is going to be making strides in Hollywood soon if The Mandalorian is anything to go by. The fact that Epic Games has been able to use their technology for more than just video games has ensured that they will get bigger and more diverse. In the meantime, they can still make a ton of cash from Fortnite and all the other video games that use their engine.
Obviously, the technology is impressive and it has to be when you have a series like The Mandalorian, which has a Hollywood-like budget. Each episode can feel like a movie and that’s one of the reasons why it has become such a hit with fans, not to mention the writing and directing.
The Mandalorian is now showing in Disney+, with new episodes airing weekly.
Via Venture Beat