June 1st, 2021 Livestream Q&A: Satisfactory move to Unreal Engine 5?

June 1st, 2021 Livestream

Q&A: Satisfactory move to Unreal Engine 5?


This question was possibly duplicated with a more recent answer: June 1st, 2021 Livestream Q&A: Does Unreal Engine 5 have enough features for you to consider upgrading in future? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvVALD7ZCOA



factory moves to ue5 a lot of people are going to be asking about this i don't see it moving to ue5 anytime soon uh there's certainly no plans at this stage the the task to move from so when we we recently updated the engine right um a few months ago and that that took a long time for us to do and then it took a long long time for us to stabilize it changing from four to five is gonna be huge as well because we've also modified the engine so so upgrading engine is really really not trivial it's it's actually not that trivial to begin with uh and then if you've uh edited the engine uh it makes it even harder now the other the other thing is a lot of people have seen like things like night and all the or whatever the new features are that come with unreal engine 5 which apparently give you infinite you know um optimization uh you know like performance and things like that um changing to the engine doesn't just give you that right like if we got satisfactory if we just got it running on early engine 5 we wouldn't get any of that like we pretty much wouldn't get any of that for free you you have to just like you have to build your game with that in mind um so so there's a like if we were to move to ue5 and wanted to get those benefits it's almost like we would have to we would have to rebuild a large chunk of the game for that to make sense but you know it might be a thing that we do eventually but it's and unreal engine five is like in early access i think right like we're not gonna we're not gonna move to an early access engine right now that's not a good idea so yeah it's not going to happen anytime soon