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Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 5.0 and Lyra – a free project that teaches the creation of multiplayer games

The developers also have access to the techno-demo City Sample on the “Matrix”.

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced the launch of Unreal Engine 5.0 for all developers at the State of Unreal presentation. The leader stressed that Wednesday was a successful protest, including in the “royal battle” Fortnite, which moved to UE5 in December 2021. In the release version of UE5, all key systems, including Nanite and Lumen, are fully operational.

Epic Games has introduced Lyra – a ready-made project for multi-user shooters, based on which developers will be able to collect their games. It even gives you the opportunity to learn to develop on an engine. Lyra has a modular architecture and is adapted for PCs, consoles and mobile devices.

Epic originally created Lyra so that other developers could make their own games. To do this, the company has provided a number of auxiliary tools that simplify the creation of scenes.

The company has also released City Sample – a free project that demonstrates how the city was created in the techno-demo The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience.

At the presentation, The Coalition showed another technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 called The Cavern. The studio said it surpasses all their previous work.

At the end of the presentation, Crystal Dynamics announced that it has begun developing the next game in the Tomb Raider series on the Unreal Engine. Screenshots or artwork not shown.

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