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Rémi Verschelde  -  1 February 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 17

We're now just days away from the Release Candidate, working at full capacity on finalizing as many of the remaining high priority issues as we can. This beta adds audio blending in AnimationTree, fixes GDScript typed arrays, and refactors high quality texture import to enable ASTC support.

Bastiaan Olij  - 31 January 2023

Godot XR update - January 2023

Updates on various things XR in Godot as per January 2023. New Godot XR Tools, new documentation for Godot 4, new supported renderers and devices.

Rémi Verschelde  - 27 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 16

We're now just days away from the Release Candidate, working at full capacity on finalizing as many of the remaining high priority issues as we can. This beta includes .NET 7 support, better RichTextLabel minimum size calculation, and a lot of general quality of life improvements.

Rémi Verschelde  - 25 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 15

We're getting dangerously close to Release Candidate, finalizing many of the remaining high priority issues. This beta adds support Unicode identifiers in GDScript, custom resources in the Quick Open menu, multiple active plugins in parallel, and more!

Rémi Verschelde  - 20 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 14

Beta snapshots are getting out quicker to ensure stability and quickly spot regressions! This time around there are improvements to CanvasItem draw methods, TileMap, AnimationStateMachine, and more!

Rémi Verschelde  - 17 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 13

Beta snapshots are getting out quicker to ensure stability and quickly spot regressions! This week major important changes come to animation, with an unfortunate but necessary feature rollback. We also deliver a new tool for cross-platform development.

Juan Linietsky  - 16 January 2023

Godot for AA/AAA game development - What's missing?

Godot 4.0 is coming out soon. It includes major improvements all across the board in both features, performance and usability. Still, one of the biggest questions the community has is: How does it compare with mainstream commercial offerings?

Rémi Verschelde  - 13 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 12

We released a massive 4.0 beta 11 on Tuesday, and users found a lot of regressions – as we expected! Contributors fixed many of the new regressions quickly, and we merged another big batch of changes. As the pace intensifies in the lead-up to the first Release Candidate, we decided to make more frequent beta snapshots for testing.

Rémi Verschelde  - 12 January 2023

Release candidate: Godot 3.5.2 RC 2

While all contributors are on the deck working to finalize the Godot 4.0 release, some of us are still backporting important bugfixes to the current stable branch, Godot 3.5. We're getting ready to release 3.5.2, now with a second Release Candidate available for testing.

Max Hilbrunner  - 11 January 2023

Godot 4.0 Documentation Sprint

We're starting a docs sprints to get the documentation ready for Godot Engine 4.0 release! Together, we can improve everyone's experience using the new version.

Rémi Verschelde  - 10 January 2023

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 11

First snapshot of the year, Godot 4.0 beta 11! We took a bit longer to prepare this beta as there were a number of fairly big GDScript refactoring PRs (needed to fix many bugs), which we wanted to merge all at once. As such we expect that this beta 11 might introduce some new GDScript regressions, which we'll aim to fix for beta 12 next week.

Juan Linietsky  - 31 December 2022

2022: A Retrospective

The year 2022 was very special for us. We reached a lot of milestones within Godot and also in the community. This blog post will offer a small retrospective of the year.

Rémi Verschelde  - 23 December 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 10

Happy holidays! After 3 months of frequent beta builds, we're taking a short break for the end of the year - and we leave you with 4.0 beta 10, with notable improvements to Animation, Navigation, Rendering, GDScript... a well-rounded snapshot for the holidays!

Clay John  - 20 December 2022

Status of the OpenGL 3 renderer

Godot 4.0 will ship with an OpenGL-based renderer designed for older and low-end devices, but it won't be totally feature-complete at the time 4.0 is released.

Rémi Verschelde  - 19 December 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 9

Another weekly beta snapshot for Godot 4.0! Notable changes: String/StringName unification, out of order member resolution in GDScript, OpenGL 3 renderer selectable in the Project Manager, and with improved performance and compatibility on lower end devices.

Rémi Verschelde  - 15 December 2022

Release candidate: Godot 3.5.2 RC 1

While all contributors are busy finalizing Godot 4.0 for a stable release in the near future, we're still updating the current stable 3.5 branch with relevant bugfixes. This is the first Release Candidate for an upcoming 3.5.2 maintenance release.

Rémi Verschelde  -  9 December 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 8

Another weekly beta snapshot for Godot 4.0! And on a Friday, because that's the best day for releasing software!

Rémi Verschelde  -  1 December 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 7

Another weekly beta snapshot on the road to Godot 4.0! Includes Android GLES3 support, Z index and Y sort are now available in Controls, and both C# and GDScript got a ton of fixes.

Clay John  - 29 November 2022

Release Management: 4.0 and beyond

We are closer to releasing Godot 4.0. No matter the amount of time dedicated to testing and profiling — bugs and issues are inevitable. Still, we intend to follow 4.0 with bug fix releases to ensure a stable experience as soon as possible.

Rémi Verschelde  - 23 November 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 6

After biweekly Godot 4.0 beta snapshots, we've decided to accelerate the cadence to release a new snapshot every week, to get even faster feedback on our bugfixes and potential regressions. Beta 6 fixes infamous issues around cyclic dependencies in GDScript, as well as other nice goodies!

Emi  - 21 November 2022

See you in San Francisco!

We are excited to announce that the Godot Engine will attend the 2023 Game Developers Conference (March 20-24).

Rémi Verschelde  - 16 November 2022

Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 5

Another beta release on the way to Godot 4.0, with a lot of interesting changes! Undo/redo history dock, many GDScript bugs fixed with inner classes, SVG support in OpenType fonts, a lot of rendering fixes and new OpenGL3 features, and a first very early usable version of the Web editor!

Hugo Locurcio  - 14 November 2022

Movie Maker mode arrives in Godot 4.0

With the addition of non-real-time video recording, Godot opens itself to new use cases such as architecture visualization and cutscene rendering.

Silc Renew  -  7 November 2022

Animation Retargeting in Godot 4.0

Godot 4.0 comes with an animation retargeting system to allow for easy sharing of animations between similar models.