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Epic Games: More Than Half of Announced Next-Gen Games Are Developed on UE

The company also shared that it's "pleasantly surprised" with the number of studios that are transitioning to the latest version of Unreal Engine.

Epic Games has recently shared that more than half of the announced games that will be released for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are being developed using the company's Unreal Engine. That's according to Epic's VP of engineering Nick Penwarden, who spoke about this in a recent interview with The Verge. 

Previously, the company mentioned that 48% of releases for new-gen consoles were being created on Unreal Engine. While the new update reflects just a small improvement, it still means that Epic's game engine becomes increasingly popular among development studios.

Penwarden didn't specify either how many developers are using the engine in total or what share of them falls on UE4 and what on UE5, however, he noted that the company is pleased with how many studios are fully transitioning to the latest version of Unreal Engine.

He added that Epic specifically thought out backward compatibility between versions to make it easier for game creators to adapt their projects to the current version of UE.

Indeed, a number of major studios are currently abandoning their engines in favor of Unreal Engine. Among them, for example, is CD Projekt RED, which will develop all of its future RPGs, including the next Cyberpunk game and several The Witcher games, on UE5. Prior to this, the Polish studio used its proprietary REDengine.

In addition, the creator of the Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, also recently shared it's considering shifting from The Dragon Engine to Unreal. 

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