Engine - News, Developer Interviews, Spotlights, Tech BlogsFeed containing the latest news, developer interviews, events, spotlights, and tech blogs related to Unreal. Unreal Engine 4 is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games and applications across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine 4’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.en-US<em>Hi-Fi RUSH</em> was inspired by <em>Shaun of the Dead </em>and <em>Futurama</em> Tango Gameworks talks about how Blueprints, UE’s Animation Editor, and the Editor Utility Widget allowed the studio to create the unique rhythmic action gameplay.&nbsp;CommunityGamesHi-Fi RUSHTango GameworksBrian CrecenteThu, 16 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTThu, 16 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT<em>ONE PIECE ODYSSEY</em> turns the popular manga into a rousing RPG adventure as a celebration of its 25th anniversary the 25th anniversary of the<em> ONE PIECE</em> manga and anime series, Bandai Namco Entertainment and ILCA explain how they crafted<em> ONE PIECE ODYSSEY</em>, an immense RPG adventure that honors the series’ history.Bandai Namco EntertainmentCommunityGamesILCAONE PIECE ODYSSEYJapan Games WeekMike WilliamsWed, 15 Mar 2023 16:00:00 GMTWed, 15 Mar 2023 16:00:00 GMT <em>Lion King</em> to fairyland: inside the beautiful world of <em>Brave Creatures</em> into a short that feels destined for bigger things, as we learn how an Academy Award-winner tapped Epic Ecosystem standards like UE5, Megascans, MetaHumans, and the Path Tracer to pull you into a fairy world on the brink of war.AnimationBrave CreaturesEpic EcosystemEpic MegaGrantsFilm & TelevisionMegascansMetaHumanPath TracerUnreal Engine 5.1Wed, 15 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTWed, 15 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT<em>34EVERLAST </em>represents a composer's journey deep into game development Ogami of Kanata Lab spent years as a successful musician, only to see a musical project turn into <em>34EVERLAST</em>, a high-speed action game that you can complete in as little as 10 minutes.34EVERLASTCommunityGamesKatana LabEpic MegaGrantsMike WilliamsTue, 14 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMTTue, 14 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMT <em>Ukiyo </em>is a casual game about escaping a Japanese virtual reality<em>Ukiyo</em>’s Epic MegaGrant introduced devs to Japan’s indie game scene.CommunityGamesEpic MegaGrantsUkiyoSeaknot Studios G.K.Freaky Design Inc.Brian CrecenteTue, 14 Mar 2023 16:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Mar 2023 16:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale preview: over 1,500 products—now 70% off are all kinds of great products to choose from this month. Click now to see some of our personal favorites and explore the sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 14 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT the neon lights and crushingly loud music of <em>Tokyo Underground Killer</em> Engine’s Editor Utility Widget shaped the Epic MegaGrant recipient’s key manga look and feel.CommunityGamesEpic MegaGrantsJapan Games WeekTokyo Underground KillerPhoenix Game ProductionsBrian CrecenteMon, 13 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMTMon, 13 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMT Unreal Engine helped Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio reinvent <em>Like a Dragon: Ishin! </em>for modern consoles Ga Gotoku Studio revisits one of its older <em>Yakuza </em>spin-offs with <em>Like a Dragon: Ishin</em>. The developer turns to Unreal Engine to remaster a title that never saw a Western release until now.CommunityGamesLike a Dragon: Ishin!Ryu Ga GotokuJapan Games WeekMike WilliamsMon, 13 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTMon, 13 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT Games Week 2023 out the diverse array of Unreal Engine-powered games coming out of Japan.CommunityGamesJapan Games WeekNewsFri, 10 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMTFri, 10 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT publishing now available for the Epic Games Store! to distribute your PC game to an audience of over 68 million monthly active PC users? Now you can register, configure, and distribute eligible PC games on the Epic Games Store directly through the dev portal.&nbsp;GamesCommunitySelf-Service PublishingEpic Games StoreThu, 09 Mar 2023 14:30:00 GMTThu, 09 Mar 2023 14:30:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—March 2023 your characters to the opera, the great outdoors, or cozy up in a modern home with this month’s free Unreal Marketplace 3D assets. Take a look at the options inside!CommunityGamesMarketplaceTue, 07 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 07 Mar 2023 15:00:00 GMT Control Rig and Mannequin asset packs now available for real-time animators now on the Unreal Engine Marketplace, our new Control Rig Samples and Mannequins asset packs can be downloaded for free. If you don’t have any prior experience with real-time animation, this is a perfect place to begin a lifelong journey.AnimationMarketplaceTutorialsWed, 01 Mar 2023 17:00:00 GMTWed, 01 Mar 2023 17:00:00 GMT European royal heritage with RealityCapture and Unreal Engine conserve the legacy of Sisi, 19th-century Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, digital art service Artzenal has recreated sections of the Empress’s private collection—along with her palace chambers in Vienna as they would have looked during her lifetime—in breathtaking detail.More UsesVisualizationDesignRealityCapturePhotogrammetryArtzenalTue, 28 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 28 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT<em>Firewall Ultra</em> uses Unreal Engine 5 to evolve the VR shooter franchise on PlayStation®VR2 First Contact Entertainment explains how it pushed its squad-based shooter forward with <em>Firewall Ultra</em>, utilizing next-gen tech like the PlayStation®VR2 and Unreal Engine 5.CommunityFirewall UltraGamesFirst Contact EntertainmentVRVR Games WeekMike WilliamsFri, 24 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMTFri, 24 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMT <em>Horizon Call of the Mountain </em>leverages PS VR2 to deliver next-gen virtual reality Studio Director and Studio Art Director Jan-Bart van Beek talks about the development behind the VR game<em> Horizon Call of the Mountain.</em>CommunityFirespriteGamesHorizon Call of the MountainVRVR Games WeekXRGuerrillaJimmy ThangFri, 24 Feb 2023 14:30:00 GMTFri, 24 Feb 2023 14:30:00 GMT<em>Another Fisherman's Tale</em> pushes boundaries as the sequel to 2019's award-winning VR puzzler the award-winning <em>A Fisherman’s Tale</em>, InnerspaceVR returns with an all-new virtual reality puzzle experience. <em>Another Fisherman’s Tale </em>continues to push the boundaries of the medium while offering a charming adventure for protagonist Bob the Fisherman to explore.Another Fisherman's TaleCommunityGamesInnerspace VRVertigo GamesVRVR Games WeekThu, 23 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTThu, 23 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT<em>CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad</em> brings the FPS franchise to a new reality<em>CROSSFIRE: Sierra Squad</em> sees the fast-paced first-person shooter moving into virtual reality. Developer Smilegate explains how Unreal Engine and an Epic MegaGrant helped build an immersive experience on PlayStation®VR2.CommunityCROSSFIRE: Sierra SquadGamesSmilegate EntertainmentEpic MegaGrantsMike WilliamsWed, 22 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMT the Old West with these free Unreal Engine assets back to the Wild West and learn how to use Unreal Engine while you’re at it. We’re giving away seven free 3D asset packs with close to 400 meshes in them, together with a beginner-based tutorial with some ideas of how to use them. Check it out!&nbsp;LearningMarketplaceTutorialsWed, 22 Feb 2023 16:02:02 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2023 16:02:02 GMT Engine powers over a dozen PlayStation®VR2 launch games Engine-powered PlayStation®VR2 launch titles include <em>Horizon Call of the Mountain</em>, <em>The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR</em>, <em>Saints &amp; Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution</em>, and more.GamesVR Games WeekVRWed, 22 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT<em>The Walking Dead: Saints &amp; Sinners 2</em> continues to raise the VR bar Skydance Interactive details the keys to successful VR game development.CommunityGamesskydance interactiveThe Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - Ch. 2The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - RetributionVRVR Games WeekBrian CrecenteTue, 21 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMTTue, 21 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale preview: over 1,500 products—now 50% off’s all kinds of great products to choose from this month. Click now to see some of our personal favorites and explore the sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsTue, 21 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 21 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT’t Blink: Supermassive’s new horror game <em>Switchback VR </em>is watching you Games first PlayStation®VR2 title leverages eye tracking, haptics and Unreal Engine to deliver heart-pounding horrorCommunityGamesSupermassive GamesSwitchback VRThe Dark Pictures: Switchback VRVRVR Games WeekBrian CrecenteTue, 21 Feb 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 21 Feb 2023 14:00:00 GMT is a graphically gorgeous VR adventure by Belgian developer Cyborn, who comes from a media and entertainment background, <em>Hubris </em>captures the scope, scale, and beauty of AAA games, but finds a whole new perspective in virtual reality.CommunityCybornGamesHubris VRVRVR Games WeekMike WilliamsMon, 20 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTMon, 20 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT first year out: moving from student to 3D artist on as three inspirational 3D artists offer pro tips on what they’ve learned as they move from school to game and VFX powerhouses like Blizzard Entertainment, DNEG, and more.GamesFilm & TelevisionEducationVirtual ProductionEducation WeekFri, 17 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTFri, 17 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT Games Week throughout this week, we're going to be highlighting awesome Unreal Engine-powered VR games.VRVR Games WeekThu, 16 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMTThu, 16 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMT Games Week 2023 starts next week! Engine’s VR Games Week celebrates PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest 2, and PCVR games.VRVR Games WeekThu, 16 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMTThu, 16 Feb 2023 17:00:00 GMT for everyone: Teaching inclusive design with Unreal Engine worlds can be joyful experiences that speak to people from all walks of life…<em>if </em>you design them that way. Learn how California College of the Arts is turning students into thoughtful world-builders who know how to welcome all-comers.&nbsp;California College of the ArtsCCAEducationGamesLearningEducation WeekThu, 16 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTThu, 16 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT the ‘Lighting in Unreal Engine 5 for Educators and Students’ guide, VSMs—UE5 has ushered in the next wave of lighting tools for game devs. So how can students/educators start taking advantage of them? Find out today in this free overview.GPU LightmassLumenVirtual Shadow MapsLearningUnreal Engine 5EducationEducation WeekWed, 15 Feb 2023 15:30:00 GMTWed, 15 Feb 2023 15:30:00 GMT<img alt="GDC2023 Stacked" src="" style="height:50%; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:5px; vertical-align:bottom; width:50%" /> Epic Games at GDC 2023 for the State of Unreal, insightful tech talks, and the chance to play the latest Unreal Engine games at our booths on the show floor.&nbsp;Wed, 15 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTWed, 15 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT round-up: the state of interactive 3D year saw some key milestones on our journey toward a future filled with virtual worlds and interactive 3D experiences. In this post, we dive into the stats and stories that told the tale of real-time technology in 2022.ArchitectureAutomotive & TransportationBroadcast & Live EventsFilm & TelevisionGamesFashionMore UsesMarketplaceTwinmotionQuixelMetaHumanUnreal Engine 5Tue, 14 Feb 2023 19:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Feb 2023 19:00:00 GMT Festival: How Howest University inspires students to think beyond game development how Rookie Award-nominated school Howest University supplements their students’ game development education with a unique festival that explores the crossover of game engines and entertainment.Unwrap FestivalEducationEducation WeekHOWESTHowest University of Applied SciencesTue, 14 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT Unreal Learning Kit: How to make a virtual Rube Goldberg machine out how to start incorporating Unreal Engine into your curriculum with the latest iteration of Epic Games’ Unreal Learning Kit that teaches students about physics animation in a fun way.EducationEducation WeekLearningRube Goldberg InstituteUnreal Learning KitMon, 13 Feb 2023 16:30:00 GMTMon, 13 Feb 2023 16:30:00 GMT to Education Week 2023! us February 13-17 for a week dedicated to students, educators, and future masters of the Unreal Engine ecosystem. We’ll have live Q&amp;As, fresh learning materials, new Spotlights, and much more. Have a look!EducationLearningEducation WeekMon, 13 Feb 2023 16:00:00 GMTMon, 13 Feb 2023 16:00:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—February 2023’s time to wrap your characters in glitter, stage a heist, and make some puzzles with this month’s free Unreal Marketplace 3D assets. See all the options now!MarketplaceCommunityGamesNewsEventsTue, 07 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 07 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT our VFX-themed Unreal Challenge: Spellar Performance something new and join the community in testing your skills in our latest Unreal Challenge: Spellar Performance, focusing on all things VFX. Get involved for your chance to win cash, software licenses, swag, and more!CommunityUnreal ChallengeVFXSpellar PerformanceThu, 02 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMTThu, 02 Feb 2023 15:00:00 GMT Unreal Engine 5.1’s new features on <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>Chapter 4 this blog, we’ll look at some of the Unreal Engine 5 features that benefited from being put through their paces in <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>Chapter 4, and the resulting improvements in UE 5.1 that will empower you to create more detailed and faster open world games.FortniteUnreal Engine 5Unreal Engine 5.1FeaturesGamesThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:30:00 GMTThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:30:00 GMT brings real-time global illumination to <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>Chapter 4 how Lumen elevated the lighting in <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>Chapter 4 with accurate global illumination, ray-traced reflections on glossy surfaces (even indoors), and dynamic lighting that reacts to game events in real time.&nbsp;GamesFeaturesRay TracingLumenFortniteDaniel Wright, Engineering Fellow, Graphics and Krzysztof Narkowicz, Technical Director, GraphicsThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMTThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMT Shadow Maps in <em>Fortnite Battle Royale</em>&nbsp;Chapter 4 how Virtual Shadow Maps combine with the power of Nanite to efficiently render accurate shadows—from close range all the way to the horizon—in <em>Fortnite Battle Royale</em> Chapter 4.FeaturesGamesProgrammingVirtual Shadow MapsUnreal Engine 5Unreal Engine 5.1Fortnite Andrew Lauritzen, Senior Rendering Programmer and Ola Olsson, Senior Rendering EngineerThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMTThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMT Nanite to <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>in Chapter 4 how the new Nanite Programmable Rasterizer in Unreal Engine 5.1 enables you to leverage features like World Position Offset, Pixel Depth Offset, custom UVs, and more—and see the system in action in <em>Fortnite Battle Royale </em>Chapter 4!GamesFeaturesProgrammingNaniteUnreal Engine 5Unreal Engine 5.1FortniteGraham Wihlidal, Engineering Fellow, GraphicsThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMTThu, 26 Jan 2023 20:00:00 GMT <em>The Green Fairy</em>&nbsp;morphed into a transmedia franchise for CONICAL, TV shows, Tik Tok vlogs, video games—<em>The Green Fairy </em>does it all. In this video spotlight, MegaGrant recipient CONICAL shows us just how far you can take a good idea if you’re having fun and staying creative.CommunityConicalEpic MegaGrantsFaeborneGamesThe Green FairyVRARFilm & TelevisionAnimationThu, 26 Jan 2023 17:00:00 GMTThu, 26 Jan 2023 17:00:00 GMT<em>Snacko</em>: Husband/wife duo fix a ruined island with sprightly cats and a MegaGrant four years in development, a team of charming indie game developers tell us how an Epic MegaGrant helped them finish their cat-centric farm sim, adventure game, <em>Snacko </em>in our latest video Spotlight.Epic MegaGrantsGamesSnackoBluecurse StudiosWed, 25 Jan 2023 14:30:00 GMTWed, 25 Jan 2023 14:30:00 GMT<em>Kibwe </em>is an upcoming UE5 animated film from Mozambique, Africa out our video spotlight on <em>Kibwe</em>, an upcoming Unreal Engine 5 animated film coming out of Mozambique.GamesCommunityEpic MegaGrantsKibweFX Animation StudioJimmy ThangTue, 24 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 24 Jan 2023 14:00:00 GMT Virtual Beauty Training: diverse and authentic character design how to create authentic characters for your game in this new course that focuses on self-expression, storytelling, and understanding character design principles.Centre for Appearance ResearchDoveEducationGamesLearningTutorialsSimulationDigital HumanMetaHuman CreatorMon, 23 Jan 2023 21:30:00 GMTMon, 23 Jan 2023 21:30:00 GMT game, no compromises: How a solo dev made <em>Omno</em> your dreams takes guts! Check out our video spotlight with solo developer Jonas Manke, as he discusses how he made the critically-acclaimed adventure game <em>Omno </em>with the help of a MegaGrant.Epic MegaGrantsGamesOmnoStudio InkyfoxJimmy ThangMon, 23 Jan 2023 17:00:00 GMTMon, 23 Jan 2023 17:00:00 GMT Week 2023 starts today! MegaGrants community is one of the most inspiring parts of the 3D world. Join us all week as we debut inspiring stories, exclusive livestreams, artist insights, and tips on what makes projects stand out.Epic MegaGrantsCommunityMon, 23 Jan 2023 14:30:00 GMTMon, 23 Jan 2023 14:30:00 GMT Week growing community of 3D creators is achieving their wildest dreams with the help of Epic MegaGrants, expanding the impact of real-time technology in the process. In a few short days, we’ll be exploring some of the community's most inspiring creators as part of MegaGrants Week.Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMTFri, 20 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale: over 1,500 products—now 50% offThere’s all kinds of great products to choose from this month. Click now to see some of our personal favorites and explore the sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 10 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 10 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT Fest 2022: Sessions for creators across all industries year’s Unreal Fest featured tracks dedicated to games, media &amp; entertainment, architecture, automotive, and simulation. But some sessions refused to be pigeonholed, having broad appeal for creators across all industries. Check out the highlights of our Cross-Industry track here.CommunityUnreal FestVirtual worldsAnimationQuixelARXRMetaHumanFeaturesUnreal Engine 5LearningWed, 04 Jan 2023 16:00:00 GMTWed, 04 Jan 2023 16:00:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—January 2023 you creating an action-RPG with spell-based combat? Need some indoor assets and animations for a project? Find all that, along with a collision detection system, sound effects, and more in this month's free Unreal Marketplace assets.CommunityMarketplaceGamesEventsTue, 03 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMTTue, 03 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT<em>Park Beyond</em> is a theme park sim that allows its players to create impossible experiences Director at Limbic Entertainment Mohamed Hafez talks about<em> Park Beyond</em>’s approach to landscape generation, discusses how the game’s NPCs work, and explains how Unreal Engine helps the team assemble large scenes.CommunityGameplayGamesModularPark BeyondSimulationLimbic Entertainment80 LevelWed, 28 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMTWed, 28 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMT Engine learning content for December puppeteering, connecting virtual cameras to the Live Link VCam app, and a tutorial on creating your own custom tool palette—this month’s free Unreal Engine courses will knock your socks off. Check it out!LearningTutorialsSketchUpAnimationVirtual ProductionProgrammingWed, 28 Dec 2022 14:00:00 GMTWed, 28 Dec 2022 14:00:00 GMT Interactive, a new studio composed of former Riot Games devs, talks about creating multiplatform game Omega Strikers from the Odyssey Interactive speak about their free-to-play, multi-platform game Omega Strikers’ art style and explain how Unreal Engine helps them create exciting gameplay mechanics.CommunityGamesGameplayAnimeFree-to-PlayOmega StrikersOdyssey Interactive80 LevelWed, 21 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMTWed, 21 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMT sessions from Unreal Fest 2022 architecture track now available! Fest 2022 in New Orleans featured more than 120 sessions across six industry-specific tracks, including one dedicated to architecture. Don’t miss these fascinating insights and exciting new product demonstrations that cover everything from digital twins to the metaverse.ArchitectureBentley SystemsBIMaking EngineeringCornerstoneDigital TwinMetaverseUnreal FestIMERZAMarriott InternationalCavrnusOlson KundigWed, 21 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMTWed, 21 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT Unreal: looking back at 2022 and shining a light on what's to come the last Inside Unreal livestream of 2022? Never fear: you can catch up here as we review some of the highlights of the year with Epic Games CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney and other members of the team.Broadcast & Live EventsCommunityFilm & TelevisionFortniteGamesInside UnrealUE5Unreal Engine 5Tue, 20 Dec 2022 15:30:00 GMTTue, 20 Dec 2022 15:30:00 GMT &amp; entertainment:<br /> 2022 highlights the last year, the media &amp; entertainment industry has seen sky-rocketing adoption of real-time technology. Take a look at some of the highlights.Thu, 15 Dec 2022 19:00:00 GMTThu, 15 Dec 2022 19:00:00 GMT <em>Big City Greens </em>from 2D to 3D animation in Unreal Engine how a talented team of animators at Disney took the Greens into another dimension for Big City Greens holiday special ‘Virtually Christmas’, borrowing 2D art techniques for 3D animation in Unreal Engine.Film & TelevisionAnimationPrevisDisneyBig City GreensThu, 15 Dec 2022 17:30:00 GMTThu, 15 Dec 2022 17:30:00 GMT<em>Coral Island</em>: Inside the chill farm sim reinventing the genre Unreal Engine empowered an Indonesian studio’s first game to break the farm sim mold.CommunityCoral IslandGamesStairway GamesEpic MegaGrantsThu, 15 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMTThu, 15 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMT Fest 2022 content for simulation now available on demand year’s Unreal Fest event included a special track for the simulation industry, featuring inspirational speakers from NASA, dSPACE, Maxar,, Cesium, Esri, Red 6, Metatexel, and CAE. If you weren’t able to attend in person, you can review those sessions here.blackshark.aiCAECesiumdSPACEEsriMaxarMetatexelNASASimulationUE5Unreal Engine 5Unreal FestAutomotive & TransportationRed 6Thu, 15 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMTThu, 15 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT what ANZ filmmakers created for the Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge had some of the world’s biggest studios clapping their hands? See highlights from our latest Short Film Challenge, which saw Australian and New Zealander animators turning out powerful stories with the help of UE5, MetaHumans, and more.AnimationUnreal Engine Short Film ChallengeWed, 14 Dec 2022 18:30:00 GMTWed, 14 Dec 2022 18:30:00 GMT Engine developers honored at The Game Awards 2022 Unreal Engine-powered games were nominated across 18 categories with several titles from within the Unreal community taking home wins at The Game Awards 2022, including best indie game, best fighting game, and best esports title.CommunityGamesNewsThe Game AwardsWed, 14 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMTWed, 14 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMT MegaGrants: 2022 Update’ve assembled some of the most impressive 2022 MegaGrants projects for you to check out. Social good games, Smart MetaHumans, digital twins—see why MegaGrants recipients are stunning market after market with their fresh takes on real-time tech.ArchitectureAnimationAutomotive & TransportationEpic MegaGrantsEducationFilm & TelevisionGamesVRSimulationVirtual ProductionTue, 13 Dec 2022 14:30:00 GMTTue, 13 Dec 2022 14:30:00 GMT Assets in Unreal Engine 5.1—smaller, faster data syncs a way to streamline your game development process with smaller workspaces and faster data syncs? A new feature released with Unreal Engine 5.1 could be just the thing you’re looking for. Explore Virtual Assets in this tech blog.FeaturesGamesVirtual AssetsUnreal Engine 5.1Mon, 12 Dec 2022 16:30:00 GMTMon, 12 Dec 2022 16:30:00 GMT storytelling: empowering the next generation of XR entrepreneurs do you teach the world to use the same immersive storytelling tools that have fascinated you for years? GRX Immersive Labs has created an XR storytelling platform that teaches Unreal Engine, virtual reality, and virtual production to creators of all backgrounds.More UsesLearningMarketplaceVirtual ProductionVREducationGRX Immersive LabsThu, 08 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMTThu, 08 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT game audio tips from our favorite talks at GameSoundCon to make better game audio? Looking for a reason to finally explore MetaSounds? We’ve got videos for all comers.Dolby AtmosFortniteGamesMicrosoft Project AcousticsSolar Ash KingdomMetaSoundsWed, 07 Dec 2022 18:00:00 GMTWed, 07 Dec 2022 18:00:00 GMT<em>High on Life</em> pushes the frontiers of comedy in video gamesDeveloped by Squanch Games, the game studio founded by<em> Rick and Morty </em>co-creator Justin Roiland,<em> High on Life </em>has been described as<em> Blade Runner</em> meets Jim Henson.CommunityGamesHigh on LifeSquanch GamesJimmy ThangWed, 07 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMTWed, 07 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—December 2022 you building a platformer? Or even creating a restaurant? There’s a lot of great finds in this month’s free Unreal Marketplace assets drop that can help developers—especially if you’re working with stylized assets.CommunityMarketplaceGamesNewsEventsTue, 06 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMTTue, 06 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT Fest 2022: catch up on content for game developers our recent Unreal Fest 2022 conference, experts from Epic Games and the developer community offered practical training and shared illuminating insights on a wide range of topics, from building open worlds to keeping asset dependency chains under control.CommunityFeaturesGamesLucid GamesSilent GamesUnreal Engine 5Unreal FestLearningMon, 05 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMTMon, 05 Dec 2022 17:00:00 GMT<em>Unreal Challenge: Creep It Real</em>–winners announced! time has come to announce the winners of our second Unreal Challenge, Creep It Real, in which participants exercised their worldbuilding skills to create something suitably scary.CommunityUnreal ChallengeCreep It RealThu, 01 Dec 2022 19:00:00 GMTThu, 01 Dec 2022 19:00:00 GMT is now free to download on iOS is a free-to-download 3D scanning app for mobile devices that turns photographed objects into high-fidelity 3D models. Once you’re done, export to Sketchfab and share your creation with the world.ArchitectureAutomotive & TransportationBroadcast & Live EventsFilm & TelevisionGamesSimulationMore UsesMobileCloudARXRRealityScanThu, 01 Dec 2022 14:00:00 GMTThu, 01 Dec 2022 14:00:00 GMT MetaHuman release brings easier sharing and DNA calibration latest MetaHuman release includes the ability to more easily share, collaborate, and iterate on characters, together with a new resource that enables you to edit various aspects of the MetaHuman DNA file for customization and/or pipeline integration.Digital HumanFeaturesFilm & TelevisionGamesSimulationMetaHumanMetaHuman CreatorDNA CalibrationTue, 29 Nov 2022 14:50:00 GMTTue, 29 Nov 2022 14:50:00 GMT course: MetaHuman facial animation with Faceware Analyzer and Retargeter to unlock the secrets to animating realistic facial performances? Learn how to create real-time facial animation for your MetaHumans with Faceware Analyzer and Retargeter! Start these two partnered courses today.Digital HumanEpic Developer CommunityEpic Online LearningFaceware AnalyzerFaceware RetargeterFacial AnimationFilm & TelevisionGamesLearningMetaHumanMocapPerformance CaptureSimulationTutorialsReal-Time RenderingMon, 28 Nov 2022 17:30:00 GMTMon, 28 Nov 2022 17:30:00 GMT Martin engages Unreal Engine for aerospace simulation R&amp;D Martin has a long history of innovation, so it’s not surprising that they’re using Unreal Engine to develop aerospace simulation training. Find out how the engine’s visual quality, interoperability, scalability, and vast talent pool is helping them achieve their goals for next-gen simulation.AIDefenseLockheed MartinSimulationAerospaceMon, 28 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMTMon, 28 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMT<em>Chasing the Unseen </em>leverages fractal math to generate its environments out how a solo indie developer leveraged Unreal, Houdini, and fractal math to create otherworldly landscapes filled with colossal creatures.GamesChasing the UnseenStrange Shift StudioIndie Game Developer Matthieu FiorilliWed, 23 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMTWed, 23 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMT pivots to Unreal Engine for next-gen flight simulators training giant CAE constantly strives for better image quality and development efficiency. By moving from proprietary systems to Unreal Engine, CAE is able to leverage the engine’s superior graphics, as well as industry standards and commercial hardware, to meet its production goals.SimulationAIDefenseVRCAEWed, 23 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTWed, 23 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT Unreal Engine tutorials for&nbsp;November to up your Unreal Engine game? We’ve got some fantastic online courses that will take your skills to the next level. Learn how to work more efficiently with Blueprints, create believable facial animations, and much more.&nbsp;LearningTutorialsBlueprintsTue, 22 Nov 2022 16:30:00 GMTTue, 22 Nov 2022 16:30:00 GMT Black Friday Sale: over 15,000 products—up to 70% off robot samurai to far-away planets, there’s tons to choose from this month. But these discounts won’t last, so click now to explore the sale.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 22 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTTue, 22 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT<em>Rumbleverse</em>: the brawler royale laying the smackdown do you create a battle royale without guns? Discover how Iron Galaxy Studios developed a fun, highly-playable melee-focused combat system for <em>Rumbleverse</em>—and why Unreal Engine was the natural choice for game development.GamesRumbleverseIron Galaxy StudiosMon, 21 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMTMon, 21 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMT and Safran build next-gen collaborative creation environment with Unreal Engine giant Safran requires immersive and effective training and design tools for its nearly 80,000 employees globally. With VR-based solutions developed by SkyReal on Unreal Engine, the group is seeing not only cost savings and efficiencies, but also better design processes.SimulationTrainingVRDesignManufacturingEngineeringAutomotive & TransportationMon, 21 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTMon, 21 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT brings high-fidelity physics simulation to Unreal Engine new AGX Dynamics for Unreal plugin offers companies the ability to team Algoryx’s renowned high-fidelity physics system with Unreal Engine’s photorealistic real-time 3D graphics, and use its powerful, open platform to build accurate true-to-life mechanical simulation training and testing solutions.SimulationAIEngineeringManufacturingTrainingAlgoryxAGX DynamicsThu, 17 Nov 2022 17:30:00 GMTThu, 17 Nov 2022 17:30:00 GMT into 3D animation with our free starter course <em>Super Giant Robot Brothers!</em> to <em>Love, Death + Robots</em>, real-time animation is on the move. Go behind the scenes with artists from Disney and Reel FX to learn about the evolving skill sets you’ll need to ride the wave.AnimationLearningUnreal FuturesThu, 17 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMTThu, 17 Nov 2022 17:00:00 GMT developer Joy Way shares their VR cross-platform multiplayer practices Way Multiplayer Lead Artem Tarasov details how to create cross-platform features and connect an Unreal application with custom backend services and pass-through config values in order to handle a “one OS - multiple Platforms” case.Joy WaySTRIDEVRGamesArtem Tarasov, Multiplayer Lead for Joy WayWed, 16 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTWed, 16 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT Engine 5.1 is now available! release builds upon the groundbreaking feature set released in UE5 to add a new level of robustness, efficiency, and applicability across multiple industries. Find out what’s new.&nbsp;Unreal Engine 5.1FeaturesGamesFilm & TelevisionArchitectureSimulationBroadcast & Live EventsAutomotive & TransportationMore UsesVirtual ProductionTue, 15 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTTue, 15 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT Engine 5.1 delivers new features for filmmaking, broadcast, animation, and live events virtual production with in-camera VFX to animated projects and high-octane live broadcasts and events, Unreal Engine offers a more extensive, robust, and accessible toolset for media and entertainment pipelines. Take a look at what’s new.Unreal Engine 5FeaturesFilm & TelevisionBroadcast & Live EventsVirtual ProductionAnimationTue, 15 Nov 2022 14:30:00 GMTTue, 15 Nov 2022 14:30:00 GMT Project AirSim accelerates autonomous flight with Unreal Engine out how Microsoft Project AirSim uses Unreal Engine to safely build, train, and test autonomous aircraft through high-fidelity simulation, generating millions of simulations at scale.&nbsp;SimulationAITrainingProject AirSimeVTOLMon, 14 Nov 2022 20:00:00 GMTMon, 14 Nov 2022 20:00:00 GMT drives advancements in autonomous vehicle testing autonomous vehicles become ubiquitous on roads all over the world, Unreal Engine is helping AURELION to be on the front line of AV-simulated training with sensor-realistic simulation and top-grade visualization for developing and validating driving functions.SimulationTrainingAICommunitydSPACEAURELIONThu, 10 Nov 2022 19:00:00 GMTThu, 10 Nov 2022 19:00:00 GMT dogfights: how real-time rendering helped an Indian fighter jet series take off combat has been a big draw since the days of Howard Hughes. Learn how Viga Entertainment Technology applied Unreal Engine to the aerial sequences of the Disney+ Hotstar series <em>Shoorveer</em>, becoming one of the first TV productions to use it in India.Film & TelevisionIndiaShoorveerVFXVirtual ProductionViga Entertainment TechnologyThu, 10 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTThu, 10 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT, modular flight simulator at I/ITSEC: industry reacts to Antoinette Project Antoinette Project is a comprehensive set of resources to support the creation of the next generation of flight simulators, including a demo of a small-footprint, high-realism flight simulator. Watch the reaction videos from those who’ve tried it out, and then experience for yourself at I/ITSEC.ARVRXRSimulationDefenseAICommunityAntoinette ProjectWed, 09 Nov 2022 16:00:00 GMTWed, 09 Nov 2022 16:00:00 GMT Forrester Consulting study: how game engines benefit business commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey businesses across several industries about their use of game engine technology. Check out the study to uncover fascinating insights into the business advantages provided by real-time tools.ArchitectureAutomotive & TransportationBroadcast & Live EventsFilm & TelevisionSimulationManufacturingTwinmotionVisualizationForresterWed, 09 Nov 2022 16:00:00 GMTWed, 09 Nov 2022 16:00:00 GMT<em>Let Them Trade </em>is a relaxing strategy game made using Unreal Engine 5 Spaceflower team discusses the development process behind the upcoming strategy game <em>Let Them Trade</em>, speaks about making the game’s hexagonal grid, and talks about the systems they created to streamline production.CommunityGamesLet Them TradeLumenNaniteSpaceflower80 LevelWed, 09 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMTWed, 09 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT 2022 Games is pleased to attend the I/ITSEC conference this year, and present several live demonstrations of simulation solutions with Unreal Engine at their core. Be sure to come and see us if you’re at the show!Mon, 07 Nov 2022 18:00:00 GMTMon, 07 Nov 2022 18:00:00 GMT Immersion uses a digital twin for efficient port logistics management improve the operational efficiency of Busan Port, one of South Korea’s largest hubs for maritime logistics, Samwoo Immersion developed the VARLOS Terminal Monitoring System: a digital twin combined with an interactive IoT platform.More UsesDigital TwinSamwoo ImmersionThu, 03 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMTThu, 03 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMT an alternate reality in augmented reality: UCLA redefines theater with Unreal Engine how UCLA staff and students created an immersive AR theater experience set in the world of <em>The Man in the High Castle</em> with Unreal Engine.ARBroadcast & Live EventsPrevisTheaterUCLA REMAPEducationWed, 02 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMTWed, 02 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMT free Marketplace content—November 2022Pirate ships, rain systems, and classy offices—comb this month’s free 3D Marketplace assets and get your project started off right.CommunityMarketplaceGamesNewsEventsTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMTTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:00:00 GMT the winners of the 2022 Epic&nbsp;MegaJam! many hours of development and judging, it’s time to find out which teams are taking home top honors for the record-breaking 2022 Epic MegaJam.CommunityMegaJamGamesGame designThu, 27 Oct 2022 18:00:00 GMTThu, 27 Oct 2022 18:00:00 GMT<em>Witchfire </em>is a first-person roguelite designed for those who don't like roguelites Astronauts Creative Director and Co-Founder at Adrian Chmielarz discusses the development process behind <em>Witchfire</em>, the studio’s upcoming first-person roguelite powered by Unreal Engine, and speaks about its gameplay, music, mechanics, and more.CommunityGameplayGamesLevel DesignPhotogrammetryRogueliteSound DesignEpic MegaGrantsWitchfireThe Astronauts80 LevelWed, 26 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMTWed, 26 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale: over 1,500 products—now 50% off’s all kinds of great products to choose from this month. Click now to see some of our personal favorites and explore the sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 25 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMTTue, 25 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMT to use RealityCapture to scan yourself for Mesh to MetaHuman this new tutorial, we show you how to take the first steps towards turning yourself (or someone else) into a fully rigged MetaHuman, ready for use in Unreal Engine, with no expensive setup required.MetaHumanRealityCaptureGamesFilm & TelevisionMore UsesSimulationDigital HumanMon, 24 Oct 2022 15:00:00 GMTMon, 24 Oct 2022 15:00:00 GMT out inspiring Epic MegaGrant stories from all around the globe 2019, Epic MegaGrants have supported 1,813 projects across six continents and 92 countries.Epic MegaGrantsFilm & TelevisionGamesAnimationCommunityVirtual ProductionFri, 21 Oct 2022 16:30:00 GMTFri, 21 Oct 2022 16:30:00 GMT Engine streamlined the transition to a new engine for <em>New Tales from the Borderlands</em> Engine allowed Gearbox Studio Quebec to lean into performance capture without concern over production bottlenecks.CommunityGamesNew Tales from the BorderlandsGearbox Studio QuebecBrian CrecenteFri, 21 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMTFri, 21 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMT