Who owns Unreal Engine and who created it? Explained


Who owns Unreal Engine?

Epic Games has been the owner of Unreal Engine since its first official version was released in 1998.

It is likely to remain under the company's ownership for the foreseeable future, as it is undeniably one of its most profitable assets.

Unreal has grown to become one of the most popular development engines, with many developers using it to create games of various sizes and genres. This includes VALORANT by Riot Games, Final Fantasy VII: Remake by Square Enix, and Epic's own Fortnite.

Who created Unreal Engine?

Epic Games CEO and founder Tim Sweeney was the primary developer of the first version of Unreal Engine, which began development in 1995.

Sweeney stated that over the course of two years, he was responsible for "90 percent" of the engine's code, including its graphics, tools, and networking system.

Unreal Engine was primarily created to be used in Epic's first-person shooter Unreal, which received widespread acclaim for its impressive 3D graphics at the time and spawned a slew of sequels and spin-offs, including the Unreal Tournament series.