And the time has come. Epic Games has announced the official release of Unreal Engine 5. Additionally, the team has released The Matrix Awakens’ City, meaning that PC gamers can now experience this amazing city.
The City Sample is a free downloadable sample project that reveals how the city scene fromThe Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience was built.
As Epic Games stated:
“The project – which consists of a complete city with buildings, vehicles, and crowds of MetaHuman characters – demonstrates how we used new and improved systems in Unreal Engine 5 to create the experience. In addition to the complete sample, the content is available in separate packs. So, for example, you can download just the vehicles. Three related third-party content packs are also available.”
Alongside this City Sample, Epic Games also released the Lyra Starter Game. Lyra Starter Game is a sample gameplay project built alongside UE5 development to serve as an excellent starting point for creating new games.
Do note that you will need Unreal Engine 5 in order to run these projects. However, I’m certain that someone will compile a standalone version of the Megacity so that everyone can experience it.