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Epic insists Unreal Engine 5 PS5 tech demo crevice shimmy wasn’t a loading trick

If you’ve watched the stunning Unreal Engine 5 PlayStation 5 tech demo, you may have noticed a few seconds when the character shimmies through a tight crevice.

Gamers have come to understand these moments as loading tricks. That is, rather than present us with a boring loading screen to sit through, developers have us slowly squeeze through a tight area, the camera up-close at all times, as the next area is loaded into the action.

With all the talk of fancy next-gen visuals, technology and the promise of the end of the loading screen, some said this Unreal Engine 5 tech demo squeeze was evidence that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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