Epic Games announces GDC 2019 plans

Feb 14, 2019 at 03:06 pm by SchelleFire

Epic Games will return to the Game Developers Conference, March 18-22 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, to reveal the latest advancements in Unreal Engine technology, and also to support the wider development community with plenty of content, hospitality, and learning opportunities.

Epic will once again have two booths, with South 349 hosting Unreal Engine tools demonstrations and learning sessions, and South 327’s “Games. Jobs. Beer.” destination serving as an oasis filled with playable games, free food and beverages, giveaways, and career networking.

Epic will also return to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater (700 Howard Street, adjacent to Moscone) on Wednesday, March 20, 9:30-10:30am PST for the annual “State of Unreal” opening session with founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, CTO Kim Libreri and special guests, followed by tech talks -- all of which will be livestreamed to Unreal Engine channels.

See below for more details and a link to the full blog post, which will continue to be updated as Epic announces additional GDC plans.

Epic Games: State of Unreal: Epic's annual opening session at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater will demonstrate the latest advancements in Unreal Engine technology, and also reveal what Epic is doing to help all developers be more successful. Hear from Epic's founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, CTO Kim Libreri, and special guests. Attend in person at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater with an Expo Pass Plus or higher, or watch the livestream at /UnrealEngine on YouTube, Twitch or Facebook.

Unreal Engine Tech Talks: Following the State of Unreal on Wednesday, Epic will host a full day of programming at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater from 11:00am to 6:00pm PST. Sessions will cover topics ranging from the future of physics and destruction in Unreal Engine to ray tracing and refactoring the mesh drawing pipeline in UE 4.22. Tech talks occurring during this time will also be livestreamed to Unreal Engine channels.

Unreal on the Expo Floor: Epic’s booth at Moscone South 327 will showcase dozens of the most exciting new titles developed with UE4. Visit for the opportunity to play a curated selection of both indie and AAA games, grab a beer, meet developers, and connect with teams looking to hire Unreal Engine talent.

For more information on Epic’s learning theater talks, additional GDC sessions featuring the team, and the Unreal Engine Education Summit, visit today’s blog post.

About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.

About Unreal Engine
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality TV broadcast and animated entertainment. Follow @UnrealEngine and download Unreal for free at unrealengine.com.

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