Unveiled back in 2020, Unreal Engine 5 has now entered Early Access and is slowly taking steps towards establishing itself as one of the go-to game engines out there. Building on a legacy that spans more than two decades, Epic Games' engine has played a monumental role in defining the look of video games across several generations, and will continue to do so, given the list of games confirmed to be using UE5.
Most of the games confirmed as using Unreal Engine 5 are still in development and will take a while before they're out. A handful of others have yet to reveal the version of the engine which they're using, maintaining an aura of mystery in the lead-up to their distant release. Nevertheless, we've gathered them all in the list below, so you can more easily keep track of them.
As time passes, and especially once the engine's full version launches in early 2022, more titles will likely make use of its capabilities, which include its impressive Nanite geometry system that massively improves the amount of geometric detail on show and Lumen, a fully dynamic global illumination solution that could prove game-changing for in-game lighting.
In the meantime, here is the list of Unreal Engine 5 games we know of currently:
Unreal Engine 5 Games List
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
The sequel to Ninja Theory's dark fantasy action-adventure game is set in Iceland and sees the heroine make a return, after succeeding in her battle against her inner demons.
Unreal Engine 4 turned Fortnite into the battle royale phenomenon that it is today and while Epic Games' flagship title is doing quite fine for itself, it will make the move to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2022, taking advantage of its new suite of features.
The sequel to XLGAMES' popular MMORPG, ArcheAge II is currently in the early stages of development and will continue to treat freedom as one of its core design principles.
Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate
Revealed at the end of May, Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate is the next mainline entry in the series, uses Unreal Engine 5, and has a cool new logo. That's all we know at the moment but, with a bit of luck, we'll hear more publisher Square Enix may share more over the coming months.
Dreamhouse: The Game
Dreamhouse: The Game takes you through the entire process of building a house, from setting its foundation, to adding the final decorative touches at the end. If you don't get things quite right, you can always destroy what you've built and start over, ask some friends for help in multiplayer, or challenge yourself even more in its VR mode.
eFootball PES 2022
Pro Evolution Soccer, now rebranded to eFootball PES, only received a seasonal update last year, breaking the cycle of yearly releases. This gave Konami more time on the game's next-gen 2022 version, which will use Unreal Engine 5.
Gears of War
The original Gears of War had what was arguably the quintessential Unreal Engine 3 look and the series has continued to be developed on Epic Games' popular engine. Developer The Coalition has confirmed that "multiple new projects in the coming years" will be developed using Unreal Engine 5.
Echoes of the End
Narrative-driven third-person action-adventure title Echoes of the End is the first upcoming Unreal Engine 5 game in publisher Prime Matter's portfolio. Developed by Icelandic studio Myrkur Games, it follows Ryn, an experienced fighter capable of manipulating and destroying matter, as she search to uncover her true purpose.
Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl
Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl sees players returning to the anomaly-ridden, mutant-filled Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and promises a non-linear story that sends you all across the whole 64 km² of its open world. Factions make a return and developer GSC Game World says its A-life 2.0 system "makes the game world feel alive as never before."
Black Myth: Wukong
Black Myth: Wukong already boasted impressive visuals while it was being developed using UE4 but, in 2021, developer Game Science announced that it was shifting to Unreal Engine 5. The title is a third-person action RPG based on Chinese folklore that mixes exploration with combat sequences against regular foes and impressive bosses.
Games Built on Undisclosed Version of Unreal Engine
- ARK II
- Little Devil Inside
- Hogwarts Legacy
- New Bioshock game
- Untitled Frost Giant Studios RTS
We'll update our list of Unreal Engine 5 games with new additions as soon as we learn more about them.
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