Epic Games has taken to Twitter to announce a new State of Unreal broadcast for next week, as well as some “exciting” Unreal Engine news for fans to look forward to.
On April 5, at 11 a.m. ET on Twitch and YouTube, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, CTO Kim Libreri, Communications Director Dana Cowley, VP of Engineering Nick Penwarden, Technical Art Direction Lead Zak Parrish, Senior Director at Quixel Teddy Bergsman Lind, and Developer and Creator Community Director Sjoerd de Jong will discuss what Epic has in store for the future of gaming. In addition, Epic has hinted that it will reveal some “very interesting” Unreal Engine news at the event in the near future.
You’re invited. ✉️
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) March 31, 2022
The announcement on the official Unreal Engine website reads, “Join us on April 5 for our State of Unreal livestream, where we’ll explore what’s in store for the future of games—and announce some exciting news.”
Epic will also discuss how they used Unreal Engine 5 to create and procedurally generate the world of the impressive Matrix Awakens demo during the event.
The Matrix Awakens: Creating a World
Learn how Epic’s Special Projects team used UE5 to create The Matrix Awakens’ environment. We’ll go over our modular procedural approach to building creation, Open World workflows (One File Per Actor, Data Layers, HLODs, level instancing), lookdev breakdowns of materials and texturing, and Lumen, our global illumination and reflections system, updates, and more.
The Matrix Awakens: Generating a World
Learn how we used a combination of Unreal Engine-native procedural tools and a game-changing new Houdini workflow to procedurally generate the city for The Matrix Awakens demo. We’ll go over the various construction stages and technical challenges we encountered along the way.
Despite the fact that no additional information has been released about the upcoming Unreal Engine event, it is likely that we will learn more about the upcoming release of Unreal Engine 5.