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Unreal Engine version 5

Whether you’re a gamer or not, Unreal Engine and associated tools is an incredible feat of engineering and if you’ve ever wondered how game companies turn out so much content in relatively speaking, so little time, take a look at Unreal. This is a short video of what to expect from version 5 when it comes out in early 2021.

One of the interesting features of Unreal is that for anyone wanting to make their own game, fundamentally all the software is freely available (note that there are a number of licensing models if you intend to use the software on a commercial basis) as are the tools provided for the creation of your game worlds.

The Unreal Editor which comes as a part of the distribution gives creators across industries the freedom and control to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds, and of course there are many applications for virtual worlds above and beyond games. Unreal are involved in many different market sectors (not least Film and TV) with regards to animation and simulation.

If you fancy giving it a try, you can download UE4 for Linux by following this link.

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Gareth Bult

Gareth is a long time Linux User and enthusiast and currently works for Mad Penguin Consulting Ltd as a Full-stack / Python developer.