More and more developers are chosing Unreal Engine as their go to Game Engine Technology, even industry veterans like Square Enix have now chosen it over their own engine (Luminous, as used in Final Fantasy XV). It’s undoubtedly a powerful tool and it is futureproof to use with the most specced out PC’s or high end consoles like the Xbox One X and the Playstation 4 Pro.
@UnrealEngine just let us know on Twitter that they have reached over 4 million developers:
More than 4 million developers are a part of this community today. Thank you to everyone for sharing your work, helping each other, contributing to the code, providing feedback and more. Thanks for helping us improve Unreal Engine technology for all! #UE4 pic.twitter.com/DIk5TwPbUE
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) 17 november 2017
Their own site makes a good case for why you should choose this game engine:
Developers get a full product suite:
- Blueprint: A way to build interactive content without the need to code
- C++ source code: Can be used to customize the entire engine to your game’s needs
- Sequencer: A tool that lets you make your own cinematics to show the important story moments or to make a great-looking trailer
- Photorealistic rendering in real time
- VFX Quality particle systems
- Lifelike animation through the use of character models
- VR supported: you can even use a VR interface to build your VR game
- Support for the most powerful of computers and consoles, but can also be used to make Mobile games
So it’s no wonder it’s as popular as it is.
Let us know in the comments or on Twitter which are your favourite Unreal Engine games!