Remnant 2's artists reflect on using Unreal Engine 5: "We're like the pioneers"

Making Remnant 2; a demon creature on a throne
(Image credit: Gunfire Games)

Remnant 2 has been one of 2023's biggest hits, and it's fair to say this is a game that took many by surprise. Not, perhaps, fans of the original Remnant on PlayStation 4, and not those who loved the studio's previous work on the Darksiders series of games.

The studio has a history of creating evocative and original worlds, its artists are a talented bunch who have managed to eke out their own style in a genre dominated by the mediaeval body horror of From Software, in games like Elden Ring. Since its release in July Remnant 2, a co-op shooter in the Soulsborne genre, has sold over one million copies and its new DLC, The Awakened King, is being eagerly played by fans. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.