Pune, 2 nd August 2022: Sumo India Studios were treated to expert training from Epic Games recently as
its people begin to work with the latest powerful games engine software, Unreal Engine 5.
Unreal Engine is a popular and widely used game development engine, and Sumo India Studios – as well
as other Sumo Digital studios globally – are using this tool to maximize the impact of the games it is
currently developing. The training organized, by Epic Games, gave 25 members of the team at Sumo India
an in-depth look into some of the common tools available within the engine.
Arvind Neelakantan from Epic Games conducted this training and focused on various topics including
Lighting Setup, Importing Asset, Blueprints, Landscapes, Grass/Rocks/Vegetation, and Gameplay
framework. In addition, Arvind also took the team through topics such as Character Setup and Movement,
Input, Animation, Niagara Effects and Sounds (Meta sounds). Some of the distinctive features of Unreal
Engine 5 were presented in the form of the modules whilst creating interactive scenes and shots.
Sharing his viewpoint, Ganesh Chaudhari, Technical Manager, Sumo India, said, “Sumo India
engineering team uses Unreal Engine (UE) extensively on many titles under development. So an
opportunity to collaborate with Epic Games for a UE5 introduction masterclass tied in perfectly with the
team’s interests. Almost the entire team attended Arvind’s comprehensive session showcasing UE5
advances in lighting, character setup, animation and much more. Seeing features like the gameplay
framework, Meta sounds and Niagara in action were key takeaways for everyone”.
Commenting her views on this training session, Shruti Verma, Business Lead -India/ SEA- Epic Games,
said, “We are happy to support Sumo India Studios with the latest Creator Tool. We will continue working
with creators in the region to help them learn and grow.
Unreal Engine was developed in 1988 by Epic Games specifically for first-person shooter games. It has
grown and evolved exponentially ever since then. The latest version, Unreal Engine 5 was launched in April
2022. It is now used for creating fighting games, role-playing games, stealth, and other MMORPGs. Due to
its flexible and scalable attributes, Unreal Engine allows for the development of games across multiple
platforms from PC to consoles.
Sumo Digital is currently developing various titles using Unreal Engine 5 which helps significantly reduce
the time for developing games. It also helps developers bring exceptional real-time experiences to life using
the advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Unreal Engine 5 with its redesigned Unreal Editor, better
performance, artist-friendly animation features, extended mesh creation and editing toolset, and improved
tracing path features is expected to be a game-changer in the gaming development space in the future.
About Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is one of the leading videogame development studios. It has an extensive global presence
and is known for its high-end game development capabilities across all genres and platforms. Incepted in
2003, it now has a team strength of over 700 employees. Sheffield Studio is the original one and the
gaming brand soon expanded its footprints in the Pine, Nottingham, Newcastle, Brighton, Leeds, as well as
Leamington, and Poland regions.
About Epic Games
Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company as well as a provider of 3D engine technology.
Founded in 1991, it is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. The gaming brand has also developed
Unreal Engine which is now used by developers across industries. Fortnite, one of the world’s largest
games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections is operated by Epic Games. With
its offerings such as Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, the gaming brand
provides an end-to-end ecosystem for gaming developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate
games as well as other content formats.