Epic Games Secures $1B Investment to Build Its Unreal Engine-powered Metaverse

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Epic Games, the company known for its hit battle royale title Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine, has managed to attract a stunning $1 billion in its quest to establish a metaverse of linked games and services.

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Deadmau5 Shares Mysterious VR Project Being Developed With Unreal Engine

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In a video posted to Instagram earlier this week, Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Deadmau5 teased a new VR project being developed alongside game art studio Upsurge Studios and game technology studio Geodesic Games using Epic GamesUnreal Engine.

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Unreal Engine 5 Supports VR, Promises Generational Leap For Graphics

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Epic Games just showcased its vision of next-generation console gameplay with the reveal of Unreal Engine 5. Below you can see a stunning new technical showcase for Unreal Engine 5 called Lumen in the Land of Nanite. Excited for Unreal Engine 5 VR support?

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Oculus is (still) Covering Unreal Engine Royalties for $5M in Revenue Per-game Through 2025

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With the recent news that Unreal Engine was permanently waiving engine royalties for the first $1 million in app revenue, we were reminded of a similar program for VR apps based on Unreal Engine 4 that Oculus established back in 2016.

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Optim Turns Unreal Engine Enterprise Projects into VR-capable Apps for Collaboration & Review

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Optim is a tool designed to make Unreal Engine more user-friendly for enterprise use-cases like design, visualization, and review. Theia received an Unreal Dev Grant in 2018 for its work on Optim.

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Super Fan Remaking Original Witcher Game In VR Using Unreal Engine

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But with season 2 of the series set to premiere in 2021 and the possibility of a fourth entry in the game franchise unlikely , how exactly are we to satisfy our appetite for more monster-killing adventures? “Bear! Run you stupid piece of s*#^!” – Geralt of Rivia.

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Unreal Engine Apps Can Now Be Built with Quest Hand-tracking

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An update to Oculus developer tools has brought a handful of updates, including support for Quest hand-tracking in Unreal Engine 4. Now Oculus has updated its Unreal Engine integration with support for Quest hand-tracking in the v17.0

Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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In a way, it’s a window into VR, allowing the user to be live composited with the output from a game to create this combined virtual video scene. But for years now, only Unity developers have been able to add mixed reality capture support to their VR games and experiences. Now Unreal Engine developers can finally open up their projects to mixed reality capture with a new plugin created by HTC Vive developer Foo Hoang. News HTC Vive Mixed Reality Oculus Rift Unreal

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Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo on PS5 Shows Where Next-gen Graphics are Headed

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Epic Games today revealed a PS5 tech demo built with Unreal Engine 5, the next-gen version of the company’s game engine. With new features for advanced lighting and unprecedented geometric detail, Unreal Engine 5 hopes to enable a generational leap in real-time graphics.

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Unreal Engine 4.25 Improves Support for HoloLens 2, Magic Leap, Adds Azure Spatial Anchors

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Unreal Engine 4.25 Unreal Engine is one of the most popular game engines for building XR content. This week Unreal Engine 4.25 Epic Games says that Unreal Engine now offers production-ready support for HoloLens 2. On the VR side, Unreal Engine 4.25

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Unreal Engine 5 CEO: ?All? The Demo Tech Can Work On High End PC VR

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“All” of the Unreal Engine 5 technology demonstrated in this week’s stunning reveal will be able to work with high end PC VR, according to Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. ” Unreal Engine 5 is a radical new approach to how games are made and rendered.

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The Unreal Garden AR Environment Was A Much Needed Escape From The Chaos Of E3

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The Unreal Garden, a large-scale multiplayer AR experience from The Entertainment Software Association and Onedome, offered E3 2019 attendess an escape from the chaos, turning 6,000 sq. Originating from a San-Franscico-based pop-up developed in 2018, The Unreal Garden is a combination of art and technology, fusing entertainment with augmented reality, projections, and soundscape technology. video game trade association that owns and manages E3, in an officia release.

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Unreal Engine is Now Royalty-free for the First $1 Million in Revenue

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The Unreal Engine 5 tech demo on PS5 wasn’t the only news Epic Games revealed today. Alongside the reveal of Unreal Engine 5, Epic Games today also announced a change to the pricing of Unreal Engine. News Unreal Engine 4 VR Engine

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Unreal Engine Adds Oculus Quest Vulkan Support, Unity To Follow ‘Later This Year’

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The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration adds support for Vulkan on Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. These features were finally added late last month, paving the way for game engines to add support for Vulkan on Oculus standalone headsets. Almost all Oculus Quest and Go apps are made with Unity or Unreal Engine. The latest version of the Oculus Unreal Engine Integration for Unreal 4.22

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Epic Games Details Unreal Engine 4 Mixed Reality Support

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The post Epic Games Details Unreal Engine 4 Mixed Reality Support appeared first on UploadVR. Mixed Reality Uncategorized cyberpong epic fantastic contraption northway space pirate trainer UE4 Unreal Unreal engineMixed reality capture is the best way to show the interaction between humans and VR. It lets us showcase all the interaction and emotional impact that makes VR so compelling.

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Epic Games Gives $80,000 To Unreal Devs Including SculptrVR

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Epic Games has given out $80,000 as part of its Unreal Dev Grants program, which rewards indie developers that use the company’s game-making Unreal Engine 4 tools. The post Epic Games Gives $80,000 To Unreal Devs Including SculptrVR appeared first on UploadVR. Development VR Industry News Epic Games sculptrvr Unreal venturebeat

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Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

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At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants. Epic MegaGrants is Epic Games’ $100 million initiative designed to support developers of media, entertainment, and games, as well as enterprise professionals, students, educators, and tool developers working with Unreal Engine.

Microsoft backs Epic in dispute with Apple, says Unreal Engine is critical tech

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A court filing says the banning the engine will 'harm game creators and gamers'. Gaming News Apple breaking twitter Epic Games Microsoft Unreal Engine

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Kite & Lightning’s ‘Bebylon Battle Royale’ Nabs Unreal Dev Grant

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Kite & Lightning, the studio behind some of VR’s earliest experiences, is one of 13 developers receiving a portion of over $200,000 in ‘Unreal Dev Grants’, a program set up by Epic Games to showcase and provide financial support to projects using Unreal Engine 4. Bebylon Battle Royale is the team’s first major VR game, described as a “vehicular melee party brawler,” and is due to release in 2018 on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream

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Middleware makers Epic Games and Unity Technologies have been working on every major VR HMD revealed to date, so it’s no surprise to hear that both are involved with Google’s new Daydream platform. Epic Games fired first. The post Unreal and Unity Both Commit to Google Daydream appeared first on UploadVR. Unity Engine Unreal Engine Daydream Epic Game google daydream Unity Technologies unreal engine 4

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VR-optimized Forward Renderer Comes to Unreal Engine 4.14, Said to Be 22% Faster

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Epic Games touted their VR-optimized forward renderer as the reason why their forthcoming Robo Recall game looks so crisp in VR. Now the tech is available to all Unreal Engine developers in version 4.14 Unreal Engine 4.14 It is now possible to reliably exit a game from the Steam VR overlay exit button, even when previewing in the Editor. Bugfix: Fixed motion controller attachment movement when the game is paused.

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Obsidian Artist Recreated An Infamous ‘Star Wars’ Hub In Unreal 4

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Unreal Engine 4.20 Ships With Native Mixed Reality Compositing for VR, New AR/VR SDKs

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Unreal Engine 4.20 Up to this point, mixed reality video compositing has generally required third-party programs and game implementations. Unreal Engine 4.20 brings this sort of functionality directly into the engine, simplifying the work required for developers to make their game support such features. For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20 The post Unreal Engine 4.20 News Unreal Engine 4 VR Development epic games ue 4.20

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JetX Is Part Unreal Tournament, Part Wipeout With Cross-Platform Play

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Usually, games are built for one distinctive genre and stick with it. Announced earlier this month, JetX is like one part Unreal Tournament, one part Wipeout. It’s a sci-fi action game that has you piloting flying ships, designed for VR players with iron stomachs. In the game’s arena mode you’ll circle around maps, looking to take players out with different weapons. Experiences Gaming JetX Unreal Tournament VR Wipeout VR

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New VR Games Awarded Funds In Epic’s $1 Million Unreal Engine Dev Grant

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Epic Games’ latest batch of developer grants have been revealed and several VR companies are included in the list. The grants, which collectively total $1 million, are awarded to developers using the company’s Unreal Engine for their upcoming games and apps. Blacksmith is working on an intriguing puzzle game called Desolate Sands, in which players aim to dig deep by moving obstacles and using levers. Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Industry News

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Oculus Unity & Unreal SDKs Deprecate Oculus Go Support

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Facebook no longer supports Oculus Go in the latest version of the Oculus Unity & Unreal Integrations. This deprecation means Go isn’t officially supported in v19 of the Unity & Unreal Oculus integrations, and could lead developers to stop updating Go versions.

Unreal Engine 4 Will Soon Support Mixed Reality Footage

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Mixed reality trailers are a great way to showcase your VR game on a 2D screen, and support for them is on its way to one of the biggest development engines out there. Taking The post Unreal Engine 4 Will Soon Support Mixed Reality Footage appeared first on UploadVR. Mixed Reality Epic Games James Golding mixed reality unreal engine 4

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Unreal Engine 4.18 Update Brings Native Support for ARKit and ARCore, SteamVR Support for Mac

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Epic Game’s Unreal Engine is making it easier to create for augmented reality in the newest 4.18 Epic has however provided experimental support in their game engine for ARKit since Unreal Engine 4.17, but the new 4.18 ” Unreal Engine 4.18 update, the game engine also includes native SteamVR support on Mac, making the same well-worn PC interfaces available on Mac and adding the ability to easily transfer projects between the two platforms.

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GDC 2017: Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Editor Coming in April With New Features

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Epic Games is using the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to give an advanced preview of the latest additions to its Unreal Engine VR Editor, which allows creatives to build worlds in a virtual reality environment using the full capabilities of the editor toolset combined with interaction models designed specifically for VR world building. If you’re going to develop a function library or a new game system, you’re probably not going to do that in VR today.

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GDC 2018: Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support

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Today at GDC, Epic have announced that Unreal Engine 4 will officially support the Magic Leap One. You can read more about it on the Unreal Engine blog , but the basic gist of it is that you can use Epic’s UE4 now, one of the leading game engines on the market, to create content for Magic Leap One. Companies like Epic themselves, as well as Framestore, ILMxLAB, Schell Games, and Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR are all working on content for the Magic Leap One.

Unreal Engine 4 Now Available for Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Native support for Unreal Engine 4 has arrived for the HoloLens 2 via early access on GitHub (login required). Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney first announced the coming development on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, but it was at last month's Build conference where the world truly got a good look at some of the possibilities.

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Watch: ILMxLab’s Star Wars Real-Time Ray-Tracing Demo on Unreal Engine is Stunning

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At the Unreal Engine presentation at GDC 2018 today, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri introduced several projects highlighting the scalability and performance of Unreal technology, including a partnership with ILMxLAB and Nvidia. This was the first live demonstration of interactive, real-time, ray-tracing with Unreal Engine. Today, we were treated to a live stage demo using Unreal Engine, Nvidia RTX, and ILMxLAB’s Star Wars assets.

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Unreal Engine's MetaHuman Creator Is Like The Sims 4 on Steroids, and I Love It

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Epic’s Unreal Engine is making it easier for game developers to create and customize realistic human-like characters with its new MetaHuman Creator , which gives devs the ability to fine-tune facial features, skin complexion, and work from preset body types, hair, clothing, and even teeth. unreal unreal engine the sims creative works windows games video gaming life simulation games electronic arts games motion capture video games

Unreal P.T. review: anxiety and frustration in VR (+ how to download it)

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Do you remember the game P.T. stands exactly for those two words) for the game “Silent Hills” that should have been the sequel of the popular horror game “Silent Hill” This little demo was directed by the two geniuses Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro and was designed to be an original psychological horror game that could make people more excited about the upcoming game than just sharing photos and trailer videos. To play the game P.T.

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Oculus Will Cover Unreal Engine Developer Fees Through First $5M in Revenue, Per Game

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Oculus covered a lot of ground during their opening keynote at Oculus Connect 3 this week; among many exciting announcements, one of interest for Unreal Engine developers might be how Oculus says that they’ll cover the royalty fees for any Unreal Engine applications on their store, up to the first $5 million in gross revenue. That means that developers, who must normally pay the engine creator 5% of their gross revenue, can get up to $250,000 in fees covered for each game.

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GDC 2017: Epic’s Tim Sweeney on What Unreal Engine VR Means for Non-gaming Industries

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VR video games are some of the most immersive, visceral experiences to date. But games are just the start of where VR and AR are heading, and honestly, most likely will not be either platform’s primary function in the future. We’re on the cusp of a technological evolution, and while games will be driving the early experiences, they won’t be the predominant use for very long. Tagged with: automotive , GDC , shopping , Tim Sweeney , unreal engine 4.

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Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

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A mixed reality video seamlessly merges two realities in real-time, so this means that many Unity-based VR games, starting with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption, include features that let enthusiastic players use a webcam and green screen to show what it is like to play that game. Epic’s Unreal Engine is what some of the world’s biggest game developers use to make their games and it is the same tool bringing Fortnite to devices ranging from iPhone to PS4.

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