Tim Sweeney is speaking hurriedly but seems to be comfortable on the stand — then again, he’s being questioned by Epic’s lawyer, not Google’s lawyer yet. Epic has grilled most of the witnesses it has called since most of them have been current or former Google employees.
“I built the very first version of the Unreal Engine myself between 1995 and 1998,” he says. Everything he’s said so far has been background about what his company does and a rough idea of which companies Epic competes with.
Now, we’re watching a brief intro video to what the Unreal Engine is and what it can do. (Many game developers and some Hollywood studios use it to generate all kinds of 3D graphics; The Mandalorian famously used it for entire digital sets.)