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Procedural generation tools, Substrate shading system, and other new features in Unreal Engine 5.2
Epic Games has released a preview of Unreal Engine 5.2 and detailed its key features at the GDC 2023. Here are the main new tools and improvements that could change the way developers and artists create worlds and materials.
Epic Games announces Unreal Editor for Fortnite, allowing players to create and publish their own games
Epic Games is now one step closer to realizing its metaverse ambitions. The company will release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, so players can release their own experiences directly into the world-famous battle royale game.
Epic Games can’t verify copyright of assets sold on its marketplace, Bleak Faith devs say
Bleak Faith: Forsaken developer Archangel Studios purchased some assets on the Unreal Engine Marketplace that turned out to be a ripoff of Elden Ring animations. Epic Games, however, says it can’t guarantee that third-party sellers own the copyright for their work.
Tim Sweeney calls Steamworks real problem for games industry: “They have a classic lock-in strategy”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney continues to push for more transparency and unity across the various game stores. This time, he had some harsh words about Valve’s Steamworks API and how it limits multiplayer features.
Tim Sweeney on AI art: “I don’t want Epic Games to be a company that stifles innovation”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has commented on the recent AI controversy and artists’ protests. While acknowledging copyright concerns, he noted that ArtStation won’t be banning this content by default, lest it become a gatekeeper that hinders progress.
Epic Games to pay record $520 million fine over Fortnite’s dark billing practices and children’s privacy violation
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hit Epic Games with a $520 million fine. The Fortnite maker will pay a whopping sum for violating children’s privacy law and tricking players into making unwanted purchases.
Epic Games cuts ‘out-of-date’ online services for over 20 older games, including Unreal Tournament and Rock Band
Epic Games has decided to turn off online servers for dozens of its older titles, including the Unreal Tournament and Rock Band series. Some of them, however, will still remain playable offline.
Epic Games claims Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million to keep it from making its own app store
The mobile environment is never calm, as Epic Games has now come up with new allegations against Google. It accused the company of making multi-million dollar deals with big publishers, including Activision Blizzard, to block potential competition.
Former Epic Games devs raise $4.1 million for remote-first studio Noodle Cat, offering 4-day work weeks
A group of Epic Games veterans have founded the new indie studio called Noodle Cat Games. They have already raised $4.1 million to hire staff and develop their debut title, while also offering flexible working options to their team members.
Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal to take place on October 21, with participation from Epic’s allies
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal on October 21. The Fortnite maker will try to argue that Apple must be considered a monopoly, while the iPhone maker will challenge the court’s decision.
Tim Sweeney on young devs thinking they missed their chance: “Your time will come”
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has tried to cheer on a new generation of game developers, especially those who feel they missed their chance. He recalled the times when he was afraid of “titans” like Electronic Arts while working on the first Unreal.
Ukrainian studio Frogwares receives MegaGrant from Epic Games
Frogwares, known for creating a series of Sherlock Holmes games, has received the Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. The Ukrainian studio will use this money to relocate its employees to safer areas and help the ones who have already moved to other countries in the EU.
Epic Games raises $2 billion from Sony and LEGO parent company KIRKBI at $31.5 billion valuation
Epic Games has closed a $2 billion round of funding with participation from Sony and KIRKBI. The company will use the money to advance its vision to “build the metaverse and support its continued growth.”