What Minecraft Would Look in Unreal Engine 4

/ 3 years ago

Here's How Minecraft Would Look Like in Unreal Engine 4 (2)

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.

Here's How Minecraft Would Look Like in Unreal Engine 4 (1)

Here's How Minecraft Would Look Like in Unreal Engine 4 (3)

Here's How Minecraft Would Look Like in Unreal Engine 4 (4)


Topics: ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow. And continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!
eTeknix FacebookeTeknix TwittereTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video


13 Responses to “What Minecraft Would Look in Unreal Engine 4”
  1. Psycho Saitek says:


  2. disqus_207pp4wbUM says:

    That sunlight would drive me crazy lol

  3. Leisure Force says:

    something tells me this this has to be cruel…

  4. Somebody_Else says:

    The stone looked greenish to me.

  5. JonasTone says:

    This looks like what minecraft looks like with a decent shaderpack on.

  6. Walter Engler says:

    Exactly what I don’t need .. bright sunlight shining into my eyes blinding me while searching for resources. And no animals, running water, lava and such were shown. Interesting but needs a LOT more work.

    • dmac says:

      but like.. he didn’t mean to make minecraft in u4, he just made a voxel map and then threw minecraft textures over it because there’s so many of them floating about.

    • Pie Mastyr says:

      you either didnt read the article or you’re a douche, congratz

  7. Suros says:

    The use of bloom was excessive. Still, a proper rewrite with UE4 would be pretty cool.

  8. Gabriel Feycat Cuellar says:

    This is basically just minecraft with a shader on. There’s nothing unique happening here, I’m confused why this is news?

    • tbclycan says:

      If you read you would understand that he did not plan on using Minecraft textures, but he is not an artist, and finding public domain (no copyright) texture packs used for Minecraft made it easier.

      The big deal is that even though this is some random texture pack meant for minecraft it still looks far better then minecraft with shaders on, and is a UE4 game.

      Seriously though, if your not going to read, why be on the internet?

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

  • Be Social with eTeknix

  • Poll

    AMD or Intel?

    View Results