According to Epic Games, the company behind the 3D engine, the Unreal Engine is becoming a popular choice for developers creating games for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S.
According to Nick Penwarden, Epic’s vice president of engineering, more than half of all announced games for the latest generation of gaming consoles will be developed using the Unreal Engine 5 toolkit. Penwarden did not specify how many developers use specific tools in their work. version of Unreal Engine, but noted that he was “pleasantly surprised” by the number of studios that have already ported their game projects from UE4 to UE5. “When we started developing Unreal Engine 5, the issue of backwards compatibility was very important to us, and we’re very pleased that the developers have embraced it,” said Penwarden. We add that when presenting Unreal Engine 5 in April this year, CEO Tim Sweeney (Tim Sweeney) said that 48% of developers use Unreal Engine.
Therefore, we can talk about the ever-growing popularity of the Unreal Engine game engine for game development. In March of this year, The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced the transition from its own game engine REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 as part of “long-term strategic partnership“. Perhaps this is due to the failure to launch Cyberpunk 2077, which had a large number of bugs at the time of release.
This Tuesday, Epic released a new version of Unreal Engine 5.1, which includes several improvements that will help you create great-looking games that run at 60fps on PC and next-gen consoles. Epic plans to update the Unreal Engine regularly and will release three more updates through 2023.