Not so long ago there was news that by the end of 2025 VK plans to create his own game engine. Around the same time, they want to release the first game on it, and they are going to start development in January of this year. Now there are new details of this engine. According to the publication “TASS”which got access to the project roadmap, VK plans to port the engine to console platforms PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. They want to do this between October 2023 and July 2024, when the company will develop an advanced script editor. In addition, a port of the engine is planned for operating systems. iOS and Android.
The phased project development plan is as follows:
from January to October 2023 — development of a basic editor for creating games on the engine, as well as prototypes of a visualizer for the B2B segment and the first reference game; from October 2023 to July 2024 – development of an advanced script editor and porting the engine to the PlayStation and Xbox Series; from July 2024 to April 2025 – finalization of a full-featured editor for creating games; by the end of 2025 — the release of the first reference game on the engine and the port of the engine to mobile platforms.
Domestic cross-platform game engine based on open source “should become an analogue of foreign Unity and Unreal Engine 2“. In the apparatus of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized that “the exact timing of the development of the project, as well as the amount of funding and a complete list of solutions will be determined.”
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