Unreal Engine 5 Hits Early Access, Linux Still Supported

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 26 May 2021 at 11:58 AM EDT. 40 Comments
Epic Games today pushed Unreal Engine 5 out to early access. Like with UE4, Unreal Engine 5 continues offering native Linux support and allowing use of the Vulkan API.

Unreal Engine 5 is not yet considered production ready but is available in this early form for anxious developers wishing to begin experimenting with this next-generation game engine.

There are many graphics/rendering improvements and the Unreal Engine 5 demo renderings are certainly looking beautiful:

The full release of Unreal Engine 5 is expected in early 2022. Those wishing to learn more about the early access of Unreal Engine 5 can do so at UnrealEngine.com.
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