Unveiled back in 2020, Unreal Engine 5 first launched in Early Access and began 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, 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.
Unreal Engine 5 launched on April 5, 2022, when Epic Games also shared an image of all the developers currently working with its newest engine. You'll find it below, followed by a list of Unreal Engine 5 games that were announced prior to its reveal.
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 made 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.
Quantum Error is an upcoming horror game with first-person shooter elements whose development has now shifted to Unreal Engine 5. In it, players take on the role of one Captain Jacob Thomas, who's sent on a rescue mission after the Monad Quantum Research Facility is attacked by an unknown entity.
New Bioshock Game
The upcoming Bioshock game remains a mystery, as no official details about it have been shared until this point. That being said, a series of job listings from developer Cloud Chamber have referenced both it and the Unreal Engine 5, making it very likely that it is being developed using the latest version of Epic Games' engine.
Unannounced Midnight Society Game
Midnight Society is an AAA studio co-founded by Robert Bowling, Herschel ‘Guy’ Beahm (a.k.a Dr. Disrespect), and Quinn DelHoyo that is currently working on an unannounced PVP multiplayer game using Unreal Engine 5.
Ashes of Creation
Ashes of Creation is one of the most ambitious upcoming MMORPGs and yet another game whose development will transition to Unreal Engine 5. Developer Intrepid Studios has already showcased a handful of locations across the game's world, giving players better sense of how the engine's technological improvements will help bring Verra to life.
Mortal Online 2
Mortal Online 2 is a first-person MMORPG that caters to a more hardcore audience, its open world being subjected to full PvP rules that see those who fail to come out on top losing all their hard-earned equipment. With more than 600 skills to master and a player-driven economy, the title will make the jump to Unreal Engine 5 when a stable-enough build becomes available.
Ill is a first-person horror game from developer Team Clout that channels quite a bit of Resident Evil and is now developed using UE5. Although you can't tell from its 45-second teaser, the concept art shared by the developer so far feature promisingly gory monster designs.
Layers of Fears
Bloober Team is working on an upcoming Layers of Fear game developed using UE5. The studio initially shared a teaser video before revealing during 2022's Summer Game Fest that the title is a "psychedelic horror chronicle".
Grasshopper Manufacture Games
After being acquired by NetEase Games, developer Grasshopper Manufacture currently has plans to release three games over the coming decade. In an interview with Automaton Media, via ResetEra, it has confirmed that it is currently in the pre-production stage, working in UE5.
New The Witcher Game
CD Projekt Red confirmed that the next entry in its The Witcher series will use Unreal Engine 5 when it announced it in March 2022. This was a bit of a surprising move, considering the studio developed its previous games using the proprietary REDEngine technology, but it's ultimately fitting for a game described as "a new saga."
New Firesprite Game
New Tomb Raider Game
Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that its next Tomb Raider game is in development and will use Unreal Engine 5 to "deliver the high-quality cinematic action-adventure experience that fans deserve."
Kingdom Hearts 4
Kingdom Hearts 4's debut trailer was made using UE 4 but a report from Famitsu (via VGC) suggests that the game's final version will run on Unreal Engine 5, benefitting from improved lighting and detail quality.
Hell Is Us
A third-person action-adventure from developer Rogue Factor, Hell Is Us blends exploration with combat against mysterious supernatural foes. Players must learn to defeat these enemies using specialized weapons while exploring the semi-open world that stretches across a country ravaged by civil war all by themselves.
Off The Grid
Off The Grid is a third-person shooter from developer Gunzilla Games that aims to infuse the battle royale formula with a hefty dose of narrative progression. Set in a dystopian future, its battles see 150 players facing each other in PvP while also being able to take on storyline-focused PvE missions as the match goes on, controlling how the game's story unfolds.
The Day Before
The Day Before is an open-world third-person shooter that caught the eye of many a gamer when it was initially revealed. Blending zombie-fueled PvE and PvP, the title's devleopment shifted to Unreal Engine 5 in 2022, although it did come at a cost of its release date being delayed until the following year.
Stormgate is developer Frost Giant Studios' debut title and a free-to-play real-time strategy game that aims to stay true to the core principles of the genre while making it more approachable and social. The title will feature a campaign that's playable alone or in co-op as well as multiplayer modes in which you can compete against other players. The developer aims to target both a more casual audience as well as esports enthusiasts, and has also confirmed that an editor will also be made available, letting players put together their own missions and minigames.
Fort Solis is an upcoming single-player third-person thriller that unfolds over the length of a single night on Mars. The game follows an engineer named Jack Leary who responds to what seems to be a routine alarm. The lack of staff on the base he discovers is, however, only the first sign that things are about to spiral out of control.
The sequel to Studio Wildcard's popular dinosaur-centric survival game, Ark 2 stars Vin Diesel as Santiago, a capable leader and warrior tasked with defending his tribe. Playable from a third-person perspective, the title will feature soulslike-inspired combat as well as traversal mechanics such as, mantling, free-climbing, parkour, sliding, and swinging, which come in handy when exploring its alien environment.
Prehistoric action-adventure game Instinction follows protagonist April Summers as she searches for valuable artifacts while battling her personal demons. On the way, she'll also go toe to toe with a multitude of creatures, while traversing a variety of terrain types and completing puzzles. The title also allows players to switch between a first and third-person perspective on the fly.
Into the Echo
Into the Echo describes itself as a "unique time-travel MMORPG." Set on the planet of Raava, players delve into its past to uncover its mysteries, according to the game's official website. Details are scarce at the moment, but the same website also suggests that there might be different viable avenues of progression, whether you "choose to master a craft, become a legendary code-breaker or actually fight."
Legend of Ymir
Legend of Ymir is an MMORPG from developer WeMade that adapts the setting from its series The Legend of Mir, infusing it with lots of Nordic flavor. The title is confirmed to support NFTs.
Mictlan: An Ancient Mythical Tale
Mictlan is an open-world action-adventure game set during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Based on Mesoamerican history and culture, its world blends history and fantasy, allowing players to dispatch foes using swords, spears, and magic. The developer also plans to fully dub the game in Nahuatl, the language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico, alongside Yucatec Mayan, the language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula and northern Belize.
Project Ryu is an upcoming single-player game set in Korea, developed by six-person indie outfit Ryu Production. So far, only a handful of environments were showcased, but the developer plans on sharing more in the future.
Rooted is a post-apocalyptic multiplayer survival game which puts you in the shoes of one of the few people to survive a bacteriological war. As you explore its ravaged world, you obtain resources with which you build and expand your camp, craft items, and set off on new expeditions.
Shadow of Conspiracy: Section 2
Confirmed for the PS5, Shadow of Conspiracy: Section 2 is a narrative-driven cyberpunk game that's set in a dark, future version of Berlin in the year 2087. The first gameplay showcased emphasizes stealth, giving players both a silenced gun and knife which they can use to take down opponents while freely switching between first and third-person cameras. Other weapons, like assault rifles, are also there when you don't quite pull off being sneaky.
In Vigilancer 2099, you're a bounty hunter lurking through a packed cyberpunk city. You move around using both futuristic vehicles and on foot. You can scan your surroundings and interrogate others to gain information about your targets. Once you track them down, you get to decide whether you see the job through using hand to hand combat, ranged weapons, or by taking control of security drones. The money you earn helps you purchase better gear, making you an even better bounty hunter.
Unannounced Creative Assembly Sofia Game
Creative Assembly Sofia is working on an unannounced Unreal Engine 5 project, according to a 2022 job listing. This could be a multiplatform release with live service elements since both are mentioned as "nice to have."
Code: To Jin Yong
Code: To Jin Yong is an upcoming open-world game from Tencent Games and Lightspeed Games. Based on the world created by writer Jin Yong in his wuxia novel series, the title's first trailer showcases an intense clash between two swordsmen who also use magical abilities.
Games Built on Undisclosed Version of Unreal Engine
- Little Devil Inside
- Hogwarts Legacy
- The Callisto Protocol
- New Mass Effect Game
- Aliens: Dark Descent
- Payday 3
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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