January 5, 2018

The Gaming Industry Gets Set for an Unreal 2018

By Daniel Kayser

With an amazing 2017 already on the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the year ahead - and what a year it will be for Unreal Engine game developers and players alike! As major media outlets kick off the new year by identifying their most anticipated games of 2018, we’re excited to see their lists loaded with Unreal Engine projects ranging from innovative indie titles to AAA blockbusters.


From IGN’s 41 Big Games Coming in 2018 to GameSpot’s 20 Biggest Games to Play in 2018 and Polygon’s 50 Most Anticipated Games of 2018, the following selections highlight a huge range of diversity in art and gamplay styles while showing how teams around the world are tapping into the power of Unreal Engine to bring players the biggest titles in the industry.

Here are the Unreal Engine-powered games that are turning heads on IGN, Polygon and GameSpot’s lists of highly-anticipated titles for 2018.

A Way Out | Hazelight Studios / EA

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown | Project Aces / Bandai Namco

The Bard’s Tale 4 | inXile Entertainment

Biomutant | Experiment 101 / THQ Nordiq

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Inti Creates / 505 Games, Deep Silver

Code Vein | Bandai Namco

Concrete Genie | Pixelopus / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Crackdown 3 | Sumo Digital /  Microsoft Studios

Darksiders 3 | Gunfire Games / THQ Nordic

Days Gone | Bend Studios / SIEA

Dragon Ball Fighterz | Arc System Works / Bandai Namco

Extinction | Iron Galaxy / Maximum Games

The Inpatient | Supermassive Games / SIEE

Kingdom Hearts 3 | Square Enix

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | Piranha Games

Project Octopath Traveler | Square Enix / Nintendo

Sea of Thieves | Rare / Microsoft Studios

Shenmue III | YS Net / Shibuya Productions, Deep Silver


State of Decay 2 | Undead Labs / Microsoft Studios

System Shock | Nightdive Studios

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes | Marvelous Entertainment / Grasshopper Manufacture

Tropico 6 | Limbic Entertainment

Vampyr | DONTNOD Entertainment / Focus Home Interactive

Yoshi for Nintendo Switch (Working Title) | Good-Feel / Nintendo