A Fortnite Away: Hummer EV Will Use Epic Games’ Unreal Engine for Infotainment

Epic Games appears to be branching out into the automotive space and will provide the software for the Hummer EV’s infotainment system. 

“The use of Unreal Engine in the GMC Hummer EV will provide richer graphics than ever before, celebrating the vehicle and its customers,” said Scott Martin, Creative Director of User Interface Design at GM. “We’re ecstatic to use Unreal Engine in our cockpit and look forward to sharing more details upon the vehicle’s reveal on October 20th.”

Like Qualcomm and others, Epic Games aims to make itself a third party for automakers seeking to make their human-machine interface (HMI) smoother and sleeker. Indeed, infotainment systems are a big deal these days and there’s a lot of work to be done on them.

Epic Games is best known for its game Fortnite, but its Unreal Engine is the basis of countless games including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Assetto Corsa, Batman Arkham Asylum, and many, many more. Indeed, the Unreal Engine is already used for some car configurators.

The latest version allows for 4k resolution and will make advantage of high-speed storage solutions. The company is already well versed in collaboration.

The Hummer is set to be unveiled on October 20 during simultaneous events on YouTube and during the commercial breaks of The Voice and the first game of the World Series.

Sitting on an all-electric platform, the Hummer EV will be sold by GMC and is tipped to make 1,000 hp. 

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