Tuesday, April 05, 2022
QPORIT XR NEWS - 2022-04-05 (UNREAL ENGINE 5 -- UE5)
UE5 - the next generation version of Unreal Engine (a "game engine") is available for public download today.
Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) is a leading, high-resolution, real time engine for graphics for Hollywood special effects, and for real time 3D graphics in games, eXtended Reality (XR) (including Virtual Reality, VR), and other interactive, real-time, 3D applications. Unreal Engine has been used in Fortnite, and in the development and promotion of Matrix and other films.
(Unity, since they went public, and especially after purchasing the high-res content & technology company, Weta, is a competing engine for those applications.)
EU5 (which contains a copyright notice for 2004-2022) is a product of Epic Games, Inc. Epic Games is a private company, with founder Tim Sweeney owning more than 50% and the Chinese Company, Tencent Holdings owning most or all of the rest.
Downloading, and developing with UE5 is free for most users; there are various charges for different commercial uses of the code. Tim Sweeney has been adamant that gatekeepers, like UE5 as an engine, and Apple & Google App/Play stores as marketplaces, should have modest charges, and that the industry "standard" 30% take is too high. Epic Games sued Apple for anti-trust violations.
INTRODUCTION TO UNREAL ENGINE 5 (UE5)
EPIC GAMES - HOME PAGE
EPIC GAMES - WIKIPEDIA
THE MATRIX AWAKENS - AN UNREAL ENGINE 5 EXPERIENCE