News and Community Spotlight | June 9 2022


Behind the scenes on The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience

Go behind the scenes of the interactive The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience. Learn how a team of experts leveraged UE5 features Lumen and Nanite, and with the help of SideFX’s Houdini, created a tech demo that blurs the boundaries between cinematic and game.

New release brings Mesh to MetaHuman to Unreal Engine, and much more!

Playing a crucial part of the Matrix demo were MetaHumans, which have received a significant update in the latest release. In addition to an array of new and improved features with more hairstyles, clothing options, and loads of customizations, the new Mesh to MetaHuman feature in Unreal Engine grants the ability to take your custom facial mesh and convert it into a MetaHuman, fully rigged and ready to animate!

Featured free Marketplace content—June 2022

Step off the platform into this month’s free Marketplace content and begin constructing your next fantastical environment. Lay the foundation for the next towering skyscraper, deforming the landscape to your needs; travel through time to a Greco-Roman plaza and build temples worthy of the gods or idyllic sanctuaries buried with secrets.

Pluck up the carriage to build your very own Victorian Railroad, but don’t just be a commuter–You’ll need to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge your way around your creations with a multiplayer locomotion system–then ad-venture further into style with a Stylized Fantasy village, now part of our permanent collection.

Introducing “Ask Unreal Anything”, a new Unreal Engine AMA series

We are delighted to announce the first “Ask Unreal Anything”, an AMA-style series of sessions to bring the Unreal Engine dev teams to you. Submit your questions directly to expert members on our team—ask about feature insights, overarching development guidance, career advice, industry questions, and of course, what you’ve been wondering specifically about our guests!

The Future of Animation starts now!

The Future of Animation starts now! Over the next month we’re celebrating everything animation, featuring real-time techniques, case studies, and insider stories. To start the party, for folks going to Annecy, stop by and say hello to our team June 13 through June 18. Then, check out the animation hub to start your own linear content journey with white papers, learning videos and more.

Join us at ISTE 2022!

We’ll be at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education’s conference, and we want to give you the tools to teach students the tools of the future. We’ll host sessions on telling stories in three dimensions, leveraging the Virtual Studio Kit for student-led productions, go hands-on with the Unreal Robotics Learning Kit, and more–join us from June 26 through June 29!

Ghostwire taps into the charm of Tokyo to deliver a compelling experience

From Tango Gameworks, the studio known for the masterfully spooky The Evil Within franchise, Ghostwire: Tokyo taps deeply into Yokai mythology of the city and delivers a game with an arresting visual style, dense design, and captivating atmosphere. We spoke with the team about the studio’s jump to Unreal Engine, how the studio created an action game wrapped in horror, but driven by adventure, and the studio’s hopes for future technology.

From anime art to Best RPG award: The making of Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco’s long-running award-winning JRPG-series, Tales of, reached its seventeenth installment using Unreal Engine. With anime-inspired designs and character-driven storylines, Tales of Arise delivers many of the qualities fans have come to love, but with next-generation console compatibility, massive worlds, and a whole new battle experience that makes this installment more immersive than ever.

Community Spotlights

The Bridge

Inspired by Old Silver’s piece “Little Fishing Lolita”, Li DeCai created this beautiful transitional scene showcasing different weather and lighting patterns.


Inspired by the Ninety Days in Unreal Engine 5 project by Quixel, Maxim Chichka @MadIdeaX_Max put themselves to work. They forged this scene In just three days, including some modeling and texturing. They utilized UE5 features such as Niagara and Lumen and took full advantage of Megascans to forge this radiating scene.

Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu’s Wrath

You’re the last glimmer of hope to save Japan from a wrathful goddess. Journey through forgotten lands forged in legend switching between a warrior duo in real-time to make the most of their varied skills. Challenge mythical bosses, unlock powerful abilities, and venture to stop Amaterasu before it is too late, all while enjoying the pixel art crafted by Infinity Experience!