Stepico Games, a prominent game development company, has recently announced its foray into the world of Unreal Engine game development. This strategic move aims to enable the company to undertake more ambitious projects using cutting-edge technologies. Stepico is currently working on its first Unreal Engine project, a highly anticipated sci-fi first-person shooter (FPS) game titled “Discovery.” Inspired by popular titles such as “The Last of Us,” “Halo,” and “Dishonored,” Stepico aims to leverage the immense potential of Unreal Engine to deliver an immersive gaming experience to players.
Unreal Engine is widely recognized as one of the most powerful and versatile game engines available today. With its extensive range of features, including advanced graphics rendering, physics simulation, and a comprehensive toolset for game development, Unreal Engine has become a preferred choice for developers across the industry. The recent release of Unreal Engine 5 has further enhanced its capabilities, introducing innovative components like Nanite, which enables real-time rendering of millions of polygons, and Lumen, a fully dynamic global illumination solution.
The engine’s remarkable capabilities have been harnessed in the creation of numerous games, spanning from indie projects to major AAA titles such as “Fortnite,” “Gears of War,” and “Batman: Arkham Knight.” By embracing Unreal Engine, Stepico Games aims to tap into the engine’s ease of use and expansive feature set to establish itself as a leading player in Unreal game development.
Nikola Pisetskyi, the CEO of Stepico, expressed the company’s vision for venturing into Unreal Engine development. “We recognized the immense opportunities offered by Unreal Engine and decided to expand our game development skillset accordingly,” Pisetskyi stated. “With the potential to develop large-scale titles for PC and console, in addition to our current mid-core and casual games, we believe Unreal Engine will be instrumental in our journey to becoming a leading force in the field of game development.” The upcoming project, “Discovery,” represents Stepico’s initial step towards achieving this ambitious goal.
Utilizing the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5 and its advanced components, Stepico’s upcoming game promises to deliver a visually stunning and technologically impressive experience. Roman Yermakov, the Art Director of Stepico, explained the rationale behind choosing Unreal Engine for “Discovery.” “Unreal Engine stood out to us due to its focus on next-generation graphics and its ability to render complex scenes with exceptional fidelity,” Yermakov stated. As a result, players can expect the game to showcase breathtakingly realistic visuals, captivating visual effects, dynamic global illumination, and an immersive cinematic atmosphere.
Looking ahead, Stepico Games has ambitious plans for “Discovery.” Yermakov revealed, “We have far-reaching aspirations for the game. Stepico intends to collaborate with a renowned motion capture (mocap) studio and enlist the talents of well-known actors for voice acting. Moreover, we aim to create characters based on these notable actors, adding another layer of depth to the game.”
Excitement is building around “Discovery” as players eagerly anticipate its release. While details about the game are still scarce, a sneak peek at its visuals is available on Behance, offering a glimpse into the promising future of Stepico Games’ Unreal Engine debut.