.UPROJECT File Extension
Unreal Engine Project
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What is a UPROJECT file?
A UPROJECT file is a project file created by Unreal Engine, a video game creation tool published by Epic Games. It is a text file that defines the project's basic settings, including the version of Unreal Engine with which the project is meant to be opened. Developers can open a UPROJECT file with Unreal Engine to edit or play the game the associated project contains.
Unreal Engine is a 3D game engine that developers use to create video games. Many popular video games, including Unreal, Unreal Tournament, and Fortnite, have been created using the Unreal Engine.
Each Unreal Engine game development project is saved in its own directory. At its top level, each Unreal Engine project contains a UPROJECT file. Unreal Engine uses this file to note:
- The category of game the project contains (e.g. first-person, third-person, side scroller, etc.)
- A simple description of the project
- The version of Unreal Engine with which the project is meant to be opened
- Any plug-ins the project uses
- The project's included modules
- The project's target platforms
Developers can open the UPROJECT file in the Unreal Editor to edit their game development project, or they can right-click the file and select Launch game to play the game their project contains.
How to open a UPROJECT file
You can open a UPROJECT file with Epic Games Unreal Engine (multiplatform). To open a UPROJECT file in Unreal Editor, right-click the file and select Open. To launch the video game the UPROJECT file is associated with, right-click the file and select Launch game.
You can also open a UPROJECT file with Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any text editor, to view and edit the project settings it contains.