Unreal Engine 5.0 Officially Releases “Lyra” Project; Next Tomb Raider Will Be Powered by UE5

Today Epic Games hosted its "State of Unreal" livestream focusing on the latest news about Unreal Engine 5.

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Today Epic Games hosted its “State of Unreal” livestream focusing on the latest news about Unreal Engine 5.

While the engine was available in early access before, today it launches in its version 5.0 for all developers.

What is Lyra?

We also get the announcement of a project named “Lyra,” which is test game running on PC and consoles that can be used as a base for other games.

Lyra comes with two game modes: Expanse, which is basically Team Deathmatch and Convolution which is essentially a control the zones mode.

The livestream then showcased a massive library of photogrammetry assets that can be used for free by developers in any industry.

We also hear from the developers at The Coalition, who provided a look at their work done with Unreal Engine 5 (which you can see below).

The next segment features CD Projekt RED, which just announced a partnership with Epic Games and the move to UE5.

Lastly, we got the usual “one more thing” with a message from Crystal Dynamics that announced that the next Tomb Raider is in development and will be powered by the engine.

You can watch the full livestream below, alongside a list of developers currently working with the engine.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.