According to Epic Games, the company behind Unreal Engine, developers are increasingly choosing the Unreal Engine for creating games for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Epic Vice President Engineering Nick Penwarden claims that over half of all games for the newest generation of gaming consoles have been developed using Unreal Engine 5’s toolkit. Penwarden didn’t specify how many developers used certain tools in their work. Version of Unreal Engine. Penwarden noted that he was “pleasantly shocked” at the number of studios who have already ported their games from UE4 into UE5. “When we started building Unreal Engine 5, the issue of backwards compatibility was very important to us, and we are very pleased to see that the developers have accepted it,” Penwarden said. We also note that Unreal Engine 5 was presented in April by Tim Sweeney, CEO of Unreal Engine. He stated that 48% of Unreal Engine developers use it.
We can thus talk about the growing popularity of Unreal Engine’s game engine for game development. The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer, CD Projekt Red, announced in March that it would be switching from its game engine REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 as part “The Future of Game Development”.Long-term strategic partnership“. This could be due to Cyberpunk 2077’s failure to launch, which was plagued by many bugs at the time.
Epic released Unreal Engine 5.1 on Tuesday. It includes many improvements that will help you create stunning games running at 60fps both on PCs and next-generation consoles. Epic intends to update Unreal Engine regularly and will release three additional updates up to 2023.