Godot 4.0 RC3 Released With Godot 4.0 Game Engine Release Imminent

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 21 February 2023 at 12:30 PM EST. 7 Comments
The much anticipated Godot 4.0 open-source, cross-platform game engine release is imminent. Out today is Godot 4.0 RC3 which could end up being the final test release before this big game engine release.

We are nearly over the finish line for Godot 4.0. The Godot 4.0 game engine in development for several years with a modern Vulkan renderer, numerous significant rendering improvements across the board, the Global Illumination systems have been completely rewritten, volumetric fog is now supported, support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, much improved physics, an internal overhaul to 3D animations, much better scripting support, multi-player improvements, a ton of work on the Godot Editor, enhanced web platform support, and countless other enhancements.

With today's Godot 4.0 RC3 release there are fixes affecting its 2D, C#, Godot Editor, GDScript, input handling, and various other components. There are also a handful of Linux specific fixes and other platform specific work.

Godot 4.0 RC3 official release image
The official release image/banner of Godot 4.0 RC3.

Downloads and more information on the Godot 4.0 Release Candidate 3 debut via GodotEngine.org. The Godot 4.0 stable release should be happening soon and will be followed by quicker Godot 4.x stable release updates compared to the time it's taken to get to this v4.0 stage.
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