Unreal Engine, developed by Epic Games, has become a powerhouse in the world of game development and beyond.

Unreal Engine Southeast Asia has seen remarkable growth, driven by factors such as the release of Unreal Engine 5 and strategic initiatives by Epic Games to engage with the local developer community.

As the region embraces this cutting-edge technology, here are some fascinating facts about Unreal Engine’s influence and adoption in Southeast Asia.

Fact #1. Rapid Growth in Monthly Active Users (MAUs) of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia

Epic Games reported a substantial growth in Monthly Active Users of Unreal Engine, with a remarkable 30 percent uptick in Asia alone.

This surge can be attributed to the release of Unreal Engine 5, a groundbreaking update that empowers creators to produce next-generation real-time 3D content and experiences with enhanced freedom, fidelity, and flexibility.

Fact #1. Rapid Growth in Monthly Active Users (MAUs) of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia
Fact #1. Rapid Growth in Monthly Active Users (MAUs) of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia

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Fact #2. Southeast Asia’s Women Creators Programme

Epic Games has taken strides to connect with local developer communities in Southeast Asia through initiatives like the Women Creators Programme.

This program featured 21 talented women, including notable figures such as Singaporean Digital Creative Director Jessica Tan, Indonesian Producer Ellen Xie, and Malaysian Visual Effects Artist Zubaida Nila.

These women had the opportunity to showcase their exceptional short films, fostering diversity and inclusivity in the creative process.

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Fact #3. Unreal Authorised UATC to Develop Local Talent

To bolster the region’s creative talent pool, Unreal Authorised Training Centres (UATC) have been established. These centers, along with Unreal Authorized Instructors (UAI), aim to train the next generation of creators and professionals.

As of 2022, there are 7 UATCs and 14 UAIs in the Southeast Asian region, providing aspiring individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the dynamic and competitive job market.

Unreal Authorised UATC to Develop Local Talent
Unreal Authorised UATC to Develop Local Talent

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Fact #4. Southeast Asia’s Contribution to Next-Gen Games

Over 50% of the next-gen games announced are being built with Unreal Engine in Southeast Asia. Notable projects include the Indonesian-based Stairway Games’ Coral Island, a MegaGrant recipient, and the Malaysian-based Passion Republic’s GigaBash.

This showcases the engine’s widespread adoption and influence on the region’s gaming industry.

Fact #5. Automotive Industry Embraces Unreal Engine in Southeast Asia

Unreal Engine has found its way into the heart of the automotive industry in the Asia Pacific region. The top three automakers, including Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai, are utilizing Unreal Engine in their development processes.

This speaks to the engine’s versatility, extending its impact beyond gaming into diverse industries.

Automotive Industry Embraces Unreal Engine in Southeast Asia
Automotive Industry Embraces Unreal Engine in Southeast Asia

Fact #6. Unreal Engine Southeast Asia’s Role in Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

The adoption of Unreal Engine in the development of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) has witnessed a staggering 250% increase.

This trend is expected to continue in 2023, with Sony and Honda’s new electric vehicles equipped with HMI built on Unreal Engine. This signifies the engine’s role in shaping the future of user interfaces in various technological applications.

Fact #7. Growth in Film and TV Projects of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia

Unreal Engine has become a go-to choice for film and TV projects in Southeast Asia, with a remarkable 44% year-on-year increase.

The total number of Unreal Engine film and TV projects now exceeds 500, reflecting the engine’s capability to deliver stunning visual effects and realistic environments for cinematic experiences.

Growth in Film and TV Projects of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia
Growth in Film and TV Projects of Unreal Engine Southeast Asia

Fact #8. Game Engine Technology in Live Events and Broadcasts

Live events and broadcasts in the region are increasingly leveraging game engine technology to deliver unique and immersive experiences.

From interactive VR concerts to producing the opening sequence of Singapore’s most prestigious television award ceremony, Unreal Engine is at the forefront of transforming how audiences engage with entertainment content.

Fact #9. Twinmotion’s Impact on Architecture Firms

Twinmotion, a fast and easy visualization tool powered by Unreal Engine, has gained traction among architecture firms.

In the U.S., 40 of the largest architecture firms have adopted Twinmotion, demonstrating the engine’s applicability beyond gaming and entertainment into industries like architecture.

Twinmotion's Impact on Architecture Firms
Twinmotion’s Impact on Architecture Firms

Fact #10. Architecture Industry’s Focus on Real-Time Capabilities

In a survey, 61% of companies across the architecture industry expressed a desire to improve their real-time capabilities.

This includes plans to onboard 11 or more game engine users within the next 24 months. Unreal Engine’s role in visualization and real-time rendering is becoming increasingly vital for architectural firms seeking to enhance their design and presentation processes.

Conclusion

Unreal Engine Southeast Asia extends far beyond gaming, influencing diverse industries and fostering a vibrant community of creators.

With initiatives like the Women Creators Programme and Unreal Authorised Training Centres, Epic Games is actively contributing to the growth of the region’s creative ecosystem.

As Unreal Engine continues to evolve and empower creators, Southeast Asia stands poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of real-time 3D content and experiences.

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