Epic Games News at The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards are always one of the highlights of the gaming calendar, and this year we were thrilled to have a number of announcements, all detailed below in one place.


We’re thrilled to announce The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, available to download now for free on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

An original concept set within the world of The Matrix, this boundary-pushing cinematic and interactive experience blurs the lines between what is real and what is not.

Written by Lana Wachowski and thoughtfully crafted by additional members of the original Matrix movie team including John Gaeta, Jerome Platteaux, and Kim Libreri, this tour-de-force features Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and - in a reality-flipping twist - also playing themselves.

This is our vision of the future of interactive entertainment, and you can read more about it on the Unreal Engine blog.


Remedy Entertainment announced Alan Wake 2, the long-awaited sequel to the studio’s award-winning 2010 psychological thriller! Alan Wake 2 is being published by Epic Games and will be available in 2023 for PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. 

More information will be revealed by Remedy and Epic Games in the summer of 2022. 


Welcome to Grapital City! Rumbleverse is an all-new, free-to-play, 40-person ‘Brawler Royale’ brought to you by the talented team at Iron Galaxy Studios and is published by Epic Games. Take your unique, customized brawler and leap from rooftop to rooftop, smashing open crates looking for weapons, upgrades, new moves and perks in your quest for glory!

Rumbleverse kicks, punches and body slams its way to PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One consoles on February 15, 2022. To get an early taste of the action, players can head to www.rumbleverse.com to sign up for an exclusive first-look gameplay event on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, taking place on Friday, December 10.


We showcased Fortnite Chapter 3’s all-new game mechanics, map, weapons, and Battle Pass (including Spider-Man!) in style at The Game Awards. With the Battle Royale Island now flipped, players can experience new biomes and points of interest, traversal mechanics like sliding, and persistent social gameplay features like camping. Jump in and play now, or learn more on the Fortnite blog.


Ford has roared back into Rocket League! The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E™ SUV and the 1965 Ford Mustang® Shelby® GT350R are tearing up the pitch from December 9 through December 22. Alongside the new cars, Ford will also be the Presenting Sponsor of the RLCS Fall Major from December 8-12. More details can be found on the Rocket League blog!

Shelby and GT350 are registered trademarks of Carroll Hall Shelby Trust.


We’ve made a frightfully festive alliance with Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to bring four beloved denizens of Halloween Town to the Blunderdome...in bean form!

Stumble down to Halloween Town and grab a skeleton crew of character costumes from the store for Kudos.

And that’s not all - we’re ending 2021 on a high note with our Guestravaganza event, which sees 10 of our best collabs featured on the store alongside a 50% off sale. Find out more on the Fall Guys blog.


Before we finish up, we’ve got one more thing to mention - The Game Awards flash sale on Epic Games Store! Starting now and running until 11am ET on December 11, we’ve got discounts of up to 75% off, including nominees (and winners!) from this year’s awards ceremony. Featured games include Far Cry 6, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Back 4 Blood, Hitman 3 and Humankind, so head on over to Epic Games Store now and grab yourself a bargain.

Thanks for joining us at The Game Awards, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about all the new stuff headed your way. Our thanks as always to Geoff Keighley and the incredible team at The Game Awards for inviting us to take part alongside the rest of the industry.