Unreal Devs at E3 2017
June 23, 2017

Unreal Engine Developers Were Everywhere at E3 2017

By Daniel Kayser

It’s hard to believe, but this year’s E3 has already come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, one of the biggest takeaways from this year’s show was this - the worldwide Unreal Engine development community is delivering some of the most highly-anticipated, innovative, engaging and downright beautiful games in the biz.

We at Epic are intensely proud of the devs who worked tirelessly to bring their Unreal-powered projects to the industry’s biggest stage and we marveled at the diverse range of titles on display. From mind-blowing co-op experiences to cutting-edge VR and a bit of everything in between, the range of memorable Unreal Engine games at E3 2017 is certainly impressive (full list of games below).

Here’s a recap of the week’s events to highlight the impact Unreal Engine developers had on E3 2017.



Unreal Engine developers showed up in full force at E3 2017 with nearly every corner of the convention center (and beyond) hosting a potential-packed project built in Unreal. From giant displays like Rare’s Sea of Thieves inside the Xbox booth to Boss Key’s LawBreakers with its constant crowds and even hidden gems like Polyarc’s Moss on PSVR inside the PlayStation booth and Sloclap’s Absolver on the Devolver Digital lot, it was difficult to find an area of the convention that didn’t bring a buzz-worthy Unreal Engine game to your attention.

To highlight this, our team hit the floor to catch up with over 20 developers showcasing their games at E3. From tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor to Hazelight’s A Way Out and Aurora 44’s Ashen, we profiled a wide range of projects that truly show how you can bend and stretch Unreal.

We’ve already begun rolling out these interviews, a few of which you can catch below, but you might also want to hit up our E3 Playlist on YouTube to see the very latest as they go live.



Of the nearly 90 Unreal Engine games at E3, 20 projects were featured prominently at the various press conferences leading up to the main event. In particular, the Microsoft briefing brought big announcements and fresh looks at titles including Sea of ThievesDragon Ball FighterZPLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSCrackdown 3The Darwin ProjectThe Artful Escape and Ashen. Meanwhile, the PlayStation press event featured key titles including Days GoneMarvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Moss alongside newly announced projects such as Supermassive Games’ Bravo TeamThe Inpatient and Hidden Agenda.

Obviously, these games played a critical role in generating the excitement that came from the press events that preceded E3, so congrats to all of the teams involved!



The Unreal E3 Awards by GamesBeat returned this year to honor the most innovative, creative and visually-stunning Unreal Engine-powered games on display at this year’s show.

This year’s categories include Eye Candy, Best Hook, Most Addictive, Best Sequel, Best Original Game, Biggest Buzz, Best VR Game, Outstanding Gameplay and Unreal Underdog.

Each winning team is receiving an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card provided by NVIDIA.  

This year we’re celebrating the nominees and winners with individual category videos that we’ll be adding to this post as they become available, so be sure to check back to see all nine videos as they go live. That said, you can find the full listing of nominees and winners right here, right now. 



On the Wednesday night of E3, the Unreal Engine community team threw a casual/social meetup in the spirit of E3 at the Golden Gopher in downtown LA. It presented a great opportunity to meet new folks, talk shop and simply enjoy a break from the hustle of the show. Our community team took along a few items to raffle off for participants as well including an NVIDIA GeForce 1080Ti, an Unreal Engine backpack and shot glass sets featuring logos of the latest titles in Epic’s portfolio.

We had a blast and, if you attended, we hope you did as well! If you’re a part of the LA Unreal Engine Group or if you simply plan on being at E3 next year, be sure to keep tabs on our website and social channels in the weeks leading up to E3 2018 for details on attending next time around.


The annual E3 College Game Competition took place once again and we are proud to say that the winning entry came from Ringling College graduate Trent Sivek (Game Art, ’17), whose UE4 game, Phonetica, was beautifully crafted by this solo student and tasks players with making their way through a musical palace.

Congratulations to Trent and all of the participants in this year’s College Game Competition!



Finally, we’d like to give a shout out to each and every Unreal Engine developer who showed their project at E3 2017. Since we ourselves at Epic know how challenging and rewarding game development is, we recognize the often monumental work involved in getting ready for such an important event. We tip our hats to the teams that had a presence at this year’s show and we can’t wait to see how these projects progress!

Until next year!


Absolver, Sloclap, Devolver Digital

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

Archangel, Skydance Interactive, Skydance Interactive

Ashen, Aurora 44, Annapurna Interactive

Ashes of Creation, Intrepid Studios, Intrepid Studios

Aven Colony, Mothership Entertainment, Team 17

Be: Brave, One Dream, One Dream

Bebylon Battle Royale, Kite and Lightning

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Inti Creates, 505 Games

Bravo Team, Supermassive, Sony

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, People Can Fly, Gearbox Software

Chess Ultra, Ripstone, Ripstone

Chronicles of Elyria, Soulbound Studios, Soulbound Studios

Conan: Exiles, Funcom, Funcom

Crackdown 3, Cloudgine/Sumo Digital, Microsoft Studios

Days Gone, Bend Studio, SIEA

Dauntless, Phoenix Labs, Phoenix Labs

Dead by Daylight, Behaviour Interactive, Starbreeze Studios

Dead Static Drive, Mike Blackney, kurtrusselfanclub

Deep Rock Galactic, Ghost Ship Games, Coffee Stain Studios

Disc Jam, High Horse Entertainment, High Horse Entertainment

Dragon Ball FighterZ, Arc System Works.,Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

Dreadnought, YAGER, Six Foot / Grey Box

Dungeon Defenders 2, Trendy Entertainment, Trendy Entertainment

Eternity, Void Studios, Void Studios

Farpoint, Impulse Gear, SIEA

Faith of Danschant, Joyfun, Wangyuan

Foxhole, Clapfoot, Clapfoot

Genesis Alpha One, Radiation Blue, Team 17 Digital Ltd

Gunheart, Drifter Entertainment, Driter Entertainment

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory, Ninja Theory

Hello Neighbor, tinyBuild, tinyBuild

Hidden Agenda, Supermassive, Sony

Insurgency: Sandstorm, New World Interactive, Focus Interactive

John Wick Chronicles, Starbreeze Studios, Lionsgate

Jump Stars, Pixel Blimp, Curve Digital

Killing Floor: Incursion, Tripwire Interactive, Oculus

Kingdom Hearts 3, Square Enix Holdings, Square Enix

Kismet, Psyop, Psyop

Laser League, Roll7, 505 Games

LawBreakers, Boss Key Productions, Nexon

Lineage2: Revolution, Netmarble, Netmarble

Mircrodose VR, Vision Agency, Vision Agency

Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Torn Banner, Torn Banner

Moss, Polyarc, Polyarc

Mothergunship, Terrible Posture Games, Grip Digital

MXGP 3, Milestone, Milestone

NBA Playgrounds, Saber Interactive, Mad Dog Games

Nightstar: Rogue Wings, Solidmesh, Solidmesh

Obduction, Cyan, Cyan

>observer, Bloober Team, Aspyr Media

Outreach, Pixel Spill, Gambitious Digital Entertainment

Perception, The Deep End Games, The Deep End Games


Psychonauts 2, Double Fine Productions, Starbreeze Studios

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Double Fine Productions, Double Fine Productions

Qube 2, Toxic Games

Raw Data, Survios, Survios

Redout, 34BigThings, Nicalis / 505 Games

Rend, Frostkeep Studios, Frostkeep Studios

RiME, Tequila Works, Six Foot / Grey Box

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, Antimatter Games, Tripwire Interactive

Ruiner, Reikon Games, Devolver Digital

Sea of Thieves, Rare, Microsoft

Snake Pass, Sumo Digital, Sumo Digital

Space Hulk: Deathwing, Streum On Studio, Focus Home

Sprint Vector, Survios, Survios

Starfighter Inc., Impeller Studios, Impeller Studios

State of Decay 2, Undead Labs, Microsoft

State of Mind, Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment

System Shock, Night Dive Studios, Night Dive Studios

A Way Out, Hazelight, EA

TEKKEN 7, Bandai Namco, Bandai Namco

TERA, Bluehole, En Masse

The Artful Escape, Beethoven & Dinosaur, Annapurna Interactive

The Culling, Xaviant, Xaviant

The Darwin Project, Scavengers Studio, Scavengers Studios

The Inpatient, Supermassive, Sony

The Occupation, White Paper Games

The Plague: Age of Chivalry, Frosty Elk, Frosty Elk

The Watchmaker, Micropsia, 1C Company

Tropico 6, Limbic, Kalypso

Unbox, Prospect Games, Sold Out Software

Vampyr, Dontnod Entertainment , Focus Home

What Remains of Edith Finch, Giant Sparrow, Annapurna Interactive

Wunderling, Retroid Interactive, Retroid Interactive

Yoshi for Nintendo Switch (Temporary title), Nintendo, Nintendo