Open 3D Engine: another version of the video game engine arrives

Open 3D Engine, O3DE

Sometimes we have talked about Godot Engine, another of the popular graphics engines for video games. But it is not the only open source, now it has come up with a tough rival, such as O3DE (Open 3D Engine). It is a multiplatform 3D engine with support for external tools such as Blender, ZBrush, Maya, etc. In other words, everything developers need to create quality Triple-A (AAA) titles.

Open 3D Engine has been released under the Apache 2.0 license, and was originally developed by AWS (Amazon Web Services). It is a fully open successor to the Amazon Lumberyard engine. In this way, it would bring more interested parties together, and it has been so ...

A while ago, the Linux Foundation He welcomed the Open 3D Engine project and his own foundation to be in charge of managing, resourcing, developing and promoting this graphics engine. Since its inception, it has already managed to raise more than $ 2.7 million from 26 partners in just over 2 years. Collaborations include companies like AWS, Intel, Huawei, SideFX, Niantic, Adobe, Red Hat, etc.

Now, the Open 3D Foundation announces its stable release, the O3DE Stable version 21.11, the first major version of this video game engine. And, among its improvements, there are some that will make life easier for developers, and that their work is faster.

However, there is still a long way to go. The binary is available for Microsoft Windows, while in the linux side we still have to wait a bit for the final version, since at the moment there is only a functional preview, but it is not so complete. Also, there is only official support for Ubuntu, other distros can use it, but it is still considered experimental.

Ultimately, I hope that O3DE continues its development, as it will bring great hopes for the gaming world. In fact, although godot developers They are doing a great job, Open 3D is a much more advanced and professional engine, at the height of proprietary engines and that will be attractive to many studios that are creating future AAA titles.

More information - Official website of the O3DE Foundation

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