What Minecraft Would Look in Unreal Engine 4
Cernescu Andrei / 3 years ago
Ever wondered how Minecraft would look like if it was re-created using Unreal Engine 4? Well, it would appear that you now have a very good chance to find out thanks to an Unreal Engine forum member named “John Alcatraz.” The man has been tinkering with the engine for a bit and eventually came up with a very interesting project that looks strikingly similar to Minecraft. Now, it’s worth keeping in mind that John did not intend to re-create the game in Unreal Engine 4, but the results are clearly incontestable. The great news is that the entire project can actually be downloaded right here, so you should probably go ahead and give it a try, especially if you’re a Minecraft fan.
When talking about this interesting demo, Alcatraz stated the following:
“While it’s looking similar to Minecraft, my intention was not to create a game similar to Minecraft, but just to see how easy it is to make a voxel based game with good performance using Blueprints only in Unreal Engine 4. The Minecraft look then later came when I searched for textures, and actually the whole internet is filled with public domain texture packs for Minecraft. So it was the best way for me to get textures for a voxel based project, since I am no artist. And let’s be honest, it does not look bad like this, having the graphical power of UE4 combined with the pixel look of textures which were intended to be used in Minecraft.”
Have a look at the following screenshots and gameplay video and let us know what you think about John’s work so far.