GMC Hummer EV will use Fortnite’s gaming platform: Epic’s Unreal Engine – Roadshow

What does GMC’s upcoming electrical Hummer EV pickup should do with Fortnite? We’re so glad you (in all probability) did not ask, and I’ll gladly clarify the connection based mostly on right now’s announcement. Epic Games introduced Wednesday the Hummer EV would be the first car to deal with its human-machine interface based mostly on its Unreal Engine. So, sure, there will likely be just a little little bit of Fortnite energy in each Hummer EV.

The Unreal Engine-based interface will immediately energy the Hummer EV’s digital cockpit, which we received a really quick have a look at in a current teaser video for the electrical truck. The brand new HMI helps, notably, the Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive platform, however Epic Video games is actively working to combine BlackBerry QNX and Mapbox for even higher help.

Total, Epic mentioned the HMI is extremely design pushed and offers an unimaginable quantity of flexibility for automakers, and even future house owners. The video above reveals how drivers can use downloadable content material to completely change the interfaces and customise a digital cockpit to their liking. That ought to play very nicely with a youthful group of automobile patrons.

How GMC used the brand new HMI for the Hummer EV stays to be seen, nevertheless it appears like the chances are infinite. Epic promised to inform us extra in regards to the system when the electrical pickup debuts on Oct. 20, and we’re positive GMC could have much more to say in regards to the digital cockpit and infotainment then, too.

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Sean Szymkowski