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-USEpic Bootcamp 2023: Animation applications open now for EMEA artists Epic Bootcamp 2023: Animation—a free course that’ll teach you the fundamentals of real-time animation in four weeks. Classes run from July 17 through August 11, 2023, so if you want in, sign up today.LearningTrainingAnimationEpic BootcampMon, 05 Jun 2023 14:00:00 GMTMon, 05 Jun 2023 14:00:00 GMT MAVE: the virtual K-pop stars created with Unreal Engine and MetaHuman out how Metaverse Entertainment used MetaHuman and Unreal Engine to create a natural, believable, and charming virtual K-pop band, and in the process, produced IP content in various forms.AnimationBroadcast & Live EventsDigital HumanFilm & TelevisionMAVE:MetaHumanMetaverse EntertainmentMusicVirtual ProductionJinyoung ChoiThu, 01 Jun 2023 15:30:00 GMTThu, 01 Jun 2023 15:30:00 GMT <em>Level Zero</em>’s war-torn game development Games discusses the current challenges of developing a game in Ukraine.GamesCommunityLevel ZeroDoghowl GamesBrian CrecenteWed, 31 May 2023 16:00:00 GMTWed, 31 May 2023 16:00:00 GMT builders: Recreating the original vision for Habitat 67 with an Unreal Engine and RealityCapture Sample Project Safdie's original vision for Habitat 67 has been recreated virtually, so anyone can explore one of the most important buildings of the 20th century in a new sample project. Find out how Neoscape, Epic, Safdie Architects, and others did it today.ArchitectureDatasmithDesignFeaturesHabitat 67NeoscapeUnreal Engine 5RealityCaptureSafdie ArchitectsTue, 30 May 2023 14:30:00 GMTTue, 30 May 2023 14:30:00 GMT Engine 5.2 brings native support for Apple Silicon and other developments for macOS with Unreal Engine 5.2, the Unreal Editor for macOS is built and distributed as a universal binary, providing native support for past-generation Intel-based and current-generation Apple Silicon-based Macs in a single package. This tech blog will explain what that means for you.Apple SiliconmacOSUnreal Engine 5.2NaniteFeaturesGamesFilm & TelevisionArchitectureSimulationBroadcast & Live EventsAutomotive & TransportationMore UsesMichael Prinke, Technical Writer and Zack Neyland, Lead Platform ProgrammerTue, 30 May 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 30 May 2023 14:00:00 GMT the Virtual Production Visualization Guide to learn visualization in Unreal Engine? Explore the new Virtual Production Visualization Guide—a step-by-step look at how to master this innovative filmmaking process that encompasses previs, pitchvis, techvis, stuntvis, and postvis.Film & TelevisionAnimationBroadcast & Live EventsPrevisVirtual ProductionVirtual SetsVisualizationMagnopusPerformance CaptureVirtual CameraMon, 22 May 2023 16:00:00 GMTMon, 22 May 2023 16:00:00 GMT<em>DRAGON QUEST TREASURES</em> is an charming RPG offshoot about the excitement of treasure hunting Enix and TOSE talk about bringing the spirit of treasure hunting to life in <em>DRAGON QUEST TREASURES</em>, a new entry in the historic RPG franchise.CommunityDragon Quest TreasuresGamesSquare EnixTOSEJapan Games WeekMike WilliamsMon, 22 May 2023 14:30:00 GMTMon, 22 May 2023 14:30:00 GMT sensation Jackson Wang embraces virtual production for superpowered music video a cinematic post-apocalyptic cityscape to complex levitation effects and fire-breathing dance routines, virtual production and old-fashioned filmmaking techniques took the music video for Jackson Wang’s single <em>Cruel </em>to new heights.Film & TelevisionMore UsesMusicVirtual ProductionICVFXThu, 18 May 2023 14:00:00 GMTThu, 18 May 2023 14:00:00 GMT<em>Everspace 2</em> delivers a handcrafted universe brimming with space combat Games crafted more than 100 hand-crafted locations for <em>Everspace 2</em> with the help of Unreal Engine .CommunityGamesEverspace 2ROCKFISH GamesBrian CrecenteWed, 17 May 2023 16:00:00 GMTWed, 17 May 2023 16:00:00 GMT production reaches new levels across the entire M&amp;E industry a couple of years ago, virtual production was—for the most part—only for those intrepid filmmakers and creators living right on the bleeding edge. Today, it’s taking the industry by storm. This month, we’re sharing a host of new content, resources, and events. Join us!Virtual ProductionFilm & TelevisionBroadcast & Live EventsAnimationICVFXVisualizationPrevisTue, 16 May 2023 13:30:00 GMTTue, 16 May 2023 13:30:00 GMT<em>Unreal Challenge: Spellar Performance</em>—winners announced! latest Unreal Challenge invited the community to demonstrate their skillset surrounding VFX in Unreal Engine. We received so many fantastic, beautifully inspired, and creative short entries. Here are the winners!Unreal ChallengeSpellar PerformanceCommunityMon, 15 May 2023 18:00:00 GMTMon, 15 May 2023 18:00:00 GMT Engine 5.2 is now available! release further expands UE5's groundbreaking toolset as it continues to deliver on the promise of making Unreal Engine the most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool in the world. Find out what’s new.&nbsp;Unreal Engine 5.2FeaturesGamesFilm & TelevisionArchitectureSimulationBroadcast & Live EventsAutomotive & TransportationMore UsesVirtual ProductionThu, 11 May 2023 14:30:00 GMTThu, 11 May 2023 14:30:00 GMT Fest 2023 announced—speaker submissions now open! Fest returns to New Orleans from October 3 to 5, 2023! We’re looking for speakers to showcase the inspirational work they’re doing using Unreal Engine or other Epic tools. If you’ve got something to share with the community, we want to hear from you.CommunityEventsNewsUnreal FestGamesFilm & TelevisionArchitectureAutomotive & TransportationSimulationBroadcast & Live EventsMore UsesUnreal Fest 2023Thu, 11 May 2023 12:30:00 GMTThu, 11 May 2023 12:30:00 GMT<em>The Lord of the Rings: Gollum</em> reimagines Tolkien’s Middle-Earth&nbsp;<em>The Lord of the Rings: Gollum</em> returns to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth to expand upon the adventures of the twisted Hobbit. Daedalic Entertainment explains how it turned to Unreal Engine to craft a new vision of the beloved fantasy landscape.BlueprintsDaedalic EntertainmentThe Lord of the Rings: GollumMike WilliamsTue, 09 May 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 09 May 2023 14:00:00 GMT now for Unreal Fellowship: Animation for Unreal Fellowship: Animation are now open. Continue your path to real-time animation success with other like-minded, experienced professionals in this engaging virtual course.AnimationFilm & TelevisionLearningTrainingUnreal FellowshipWed, 03 May 2023 18:00:00 GMTWed, 03 May 2023 18:00:00 GMT<em>Redfall </em>brings Arkane Austin’s immersive sim DNA to a compelling, co-op open world Arkane Austin explains how it approached bringing the immersive sim gameplay and narrative worldbuilding of its previous games to Redfall, an all-new co-op FPS.Arkane AustinBethesda SoftworksRedfallMike WilliamsTue, 02 May 2023 18:00:00 GMTTue, 02 May 2023 18:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale: over 15,000 products—now up to 70% offOne of our biggest sales of the year is going down in May, which means tons of great products, just waiting to help move your project forward. Click now to see some of our personal favorites and explore the sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 02 May 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 02 May 2023 14:00:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—May 2023 month’s free Unreal Marketplace content can help you create detailed Viking villages, provide spooky scares in a Victorian mansion, and add features like a photo mode, portals, and more. See what May has to offer!GamesMarketplaceTue, 02 May 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 02 May 2023 14:00:00 GMT couture and sci-fi merge in new fashion short, <em>Neon Rapture</em> Tim Richardson’s short film, <em>Neon Rapture</em>, takes Iris van Herpen’s futuristic fashion line into a stunning virtual world, blurring the line between couture and cinema. Learn how Unreal Engine helped them do it inside.PrevisMocapRemote CollaborationFashionWed, 26 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMTWed, 26 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMT the Unreal Fellowship: Worldbuilding sizzle reel the unique worlds industry professionals created in only three weeks, as they explored the core principles of real-time production design and real-time worldbuilding.Unreal FellowshipWorld buildingDatasmithFeaturesTrainingQuixelWed, 26 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMTWed, 26 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMT;Fest Gold&nbsp;Coast&nbsp;2023 Fest is heading down under for the first time ever! Join us on the Gold Coast for two action-packed days of skills development, Epic dev support, networking…and an Unreal Fest Party. Get your ticket today!Wed, 26 Apr 2023 00:00:00 GMTWed, 26 Apr 2023 00:00:00 GMT<em>GigaBash </em>is a colossal kaiju clash paying homage to Godzilla and Ultraman team at Passion Republic Games talk about being inspired by classic tokusatsu films, designing their own unique kaiju, and getting to work with Godzilla.&nbsp;CommunityGamesGigaBashPassion Republic GamesEpic MegaGrantsMike WilliamsThu, 20 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMTThu, 20 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMT hits the FIFA World Cup: exploring one of broadcast's best-kept secrets the Unreal Engine tools and techniques KéexFrame used to create a broadcast cinematic uniquely customized for live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.Broadcast & Live EventsFIFA World CupNVIDIARay TracingWorld CupFIFAThu, 13 Apr 2023 13:30:00 GMTThu, 13 Apr 2023 13:30:00 GMT Epic Games at NAB 2023 30 companies are showing off Unreal Engine-driven tech and services at NAB 2023. See who’ll be at the show inside.CommunityXRARVirtual SetsBroadcast & Live EventsNAB 2023Wed, 12 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMTWed, 12 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMT Marketplace Sale preview: over 1,500 products—up to 70% off dangerous ninja girls to lushly vibrant pirate islands, there's a multitude of wonderful products to choose from this month. See some of our favorites in the April marketplace sale today.CommunityGamesMarketplaceArchitectureBlueprintsUnreal Engine Marketplace TeamTue, 11 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 11 Apr 2023 14:00:00 GMT Games talks about designing and developing the superhero tactical experience of <em>Marvel’s Midnight Suns</em> Games, the studio behind the <em>XCOM </em>franchise, dives into the supernatural side of the Marvel Universe in this super-powered tactical strategy game. Find out how they flipped the formula.CommunityGamesMarvel's Midnight SunsFiraxis GamesTake-Two Interactive SoftwareMike WilliamsWed, 05 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMTWed, 05 Apr 2023 15:00:00 GMT free Unreal Marketplace content—April 2023 from shark-infested, underwater depths to soaring the skies and beyond with April’s free Marketplace content.CommunityMarketplaceGamesTue, 04 Apr 2023 13:30:00 GMTTue, 04 Apr 2023 13:30:00 GMT puts your finger on the trigger in its immersive VR hero shooter&nbsp;<em>X8</em> explains how it packs in all the action you’d expect from a hero shooter into <em>X8</em>, a VR game where players can enjoy high-speed tactical combat and use hand gestures to activate powerful abilities.CommunityGamesX8ThirdverseVRXRMike WilliamsThu, 30 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTThu, 30 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT Virtual Production Challenge in Singapore? Submit your best pitches for short-form content created in UE5. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will provide shortlisted entries with $30,000 SGD to create their project, and the winner will take home $20,000 SGD prize money. Enter today!Virtual ProductionTue, 28 Mar 2023 20:00:00 GMTTue, 28 Mar 2023 20:00:00 GMT Bootcamp 2023: Animation applications open now for Latin American artists Epic Bootcamp 2023: Animation—a free course that’ll teach you the fundamentals of real-time animation in four weeks. Classes start on May 22, 2023, so if you want in, sign up today.Epic BootcampLearningTrainingAnimationTue, 28 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMTTue, 28 Mar 2023 14:00:00 GMT Editor for Fortnite is now available in Public Beta! Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) combines the power of Unreal Engine with the scale of Fortnite. Use development tools to build games and experiences that can be unlike anything seen in Fortnite so far and publish for millions of players to enjoy.&nbsp;GamesUEFNFortnite CreativeFortniteBroadcast & Live EventsArchitectureFilm & TelevisionSimulationAutomotive & TransportationUnreal Editor for FortniteMore UsesWed, 22 Mar 2023 18:30:00 GMTWed, 22 Mar 2023 18:30:00 GMT into Epic’s announcements from GDC&nbsp;2023 the State of Unreal, we revealed how we’re laying the foundations for an open ecosystem and economy for all creators. Find out how everything Epic has been building for the past 30 years fits together.&nbsp;GDC 2023Unreal Engine 5Epic Games StoreFabGamesState of UnrealCommunityCreator Economy 2.0UEFNMetaHuman AnimatorWed, 22 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMTWed, 22 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMT MetaHuman Animator feature set to bring easy high-fidelity performance capture to MetaHumans you love the visual fidelity of MetaHumans but find it hard to make their facial animation equally believable? A new MetaHuman feature set will soon change all that. And you may already have the hardware you need in your pocket.Automotive & TransportationArchitectureFilm & TelevisionBroadcast & Live EventsDigital HumanSimulationMore UsesGamesAnimationMetaHumanPerformance CaptureMetaHuman AnimatorWed, 22 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMTWed, 22 Mar 2023 17:30:00 GMT<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>The&nbsp;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.Brave CreaturesEpic EcosystemEpic MegaGrantsFilm & TelevisionMegascansMetaHumanPath TracerUnreal Engine 5.1AnimationVirtual ProductionWed, 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 MegaGrantsBrian CrecenteThu, 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