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5 game studios that switched to Unreal Engine for flexibility and new hiring opportunities
In the wake of CD Projekt RED’s announcement to use UE5 for a new Witcher game, we’ve rounded up a few other studios that have switched to Unreal Engine. Epic’s framework provides devs with more opportunities and better documentation, and, importantly, it also makes hiring new people a lot easier.
Former Bethesda dev on working with UE5: “I completed what I thought would be 13 weeks of work in 4 weeks”
Nate Purkeypile, a solo indie developer and former Bethesda employee, has shared his experience of creating a game on Unreal Engine 5. He was impressed by the engine, saying that it helped him significantly accelerate the development of his title.
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp joins Gunzilla Games to work on AAA multiplayer shooter
Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, has joined developer Gunzilla Games. Blomkamp, who has stepped in as Chief Visionary Officer, is working on the studio’s unannounced AAA multiplayer shooter with narrative elements.
Winners of WN Dev Contest for Unreal Engine developers revealed
Over 500 games from European developers competed in the WN Dev Contest, organized by WN Conference with the help of Unreal Engine and Reboot Develop conference. The award ceremony for the contest took place yesterday. The list of winners includes dozens of games, with Drake’s Odds: Survive and Tchia getting the most awards.
155 games make it to WN Dev Contest quarterfinals
Since December 2020, WN Media Group has been running a large-scale contest for the best Unreal Engine game among European developers. The contest is held in collaboration with Unreal Engine and Reboot Develop. Today, on March 5, the organizers announced the quarterfinalists. Of the 555 submitted games, the jury members selected 155 titles.
Unity’s Kim Jabal: “Our real competition is businesses that still have their own home-grown tech”
Unity doesn’t see Unreal Engine as a real competitor. Not on mobile at least. This is according to Kim Jabal, chief financial officer at Unity, who thinks that companies using proprietary engines present a more serious challenge.
Microsoft sides with Epic amid dispute with Apple
Last week, Apple announced it would terminate all Epic’s developer accounts and block iOS and Mac development tools for the Fortnite company. Epic filed a motion for temporary restraning order on Apple’s actions. According to the documentation Epic submitted to the court, Apple’s decision does not simply target Fortnite on iOS and Mac devices. It’s also “a direct attack on the ongoing viability of the Unreal Engine” on those platforms.
Empire strikes back: Apple to terminate all Epic Games developer accounts severing Unreal support on iOS
Last week saw a major standoff between Apple and Epic Games. In response to a civil antitrust lawsuit filed by Epic against Apple, the latter decided to terminate all Epic’s developer accounts and block iOS and Mac development tools for the Fortnite company. The decision will come into force on August 28.