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.

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Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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It started with the HTC Vive headset and only recently have we begun to see support added to Unity applications on the Oculus Rift. 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.

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

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Announced earlier this month, JetX is like one part Unreal Tournament, one part Wipeout. It’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up against the likes of Telefrag, which is also promising a full Unreal Tournament-style VR shooter.

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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 The post Unreal Engine 4.18

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Preview: ‘Space Junkies’ Feels Like VR’s Spiritual Successor to ‘Unreal Tournament’

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Unreal Tournament (1999) was one of the staple arena shooters of my youth. The post Preview: ‘Space Junkies’ Feels Like VR’s Spiritual Successor to ‘Unreal Tournament’ appeared first on Road to VR.

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Unreal Engine 4.12 is Out Now, Gets ‘VR Editor’, OSVR and Google VR Support

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Epic Games’ popular Unreal Engine has just received a major update with version 4.12 With the latest release release of Unreal Engine 4 (version 4.12) Epic have included a preview version of the VR Editor they first unveiled in February and more recently at GDC 2016.

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Epic Games CEO: “HTC Vive is outselling Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide”

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Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and creator of Unreal Engine, has a unique position in the virtual reality industry. He says that out of the approximately half-a-million PC VR headsets sold to date, HTC Vive “is outselling Oculus 2-to-1 worldwide.”

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HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine

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The HTC Vive and other VR headsets are appealing , but not quite to the stage yet where the gaming masses are ready to play. As it is with most new gaming devices, how fast the device is adopted by the public depends on many things from pricing to the available games.

Free UE4 Template Makes Creating More Realistic VR Hands a Snap

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The open-source demo offers a framework for use in any Unreal Engine project, as well as a ‘Playground’ scene containing an underground bunker and shooting range to showcase hand interactivity.

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Artist Builds VR Game In Two Weeks Using Google Blocks And Unreal

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You can now download the short puzzler, called Blocks Isle , and play it in an HTC Vive. He brought all the pieces he built in Blocks into Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and used Blueprints to add all the logic and interactivity that makes the world react to a player’s actions. ” In the blog post Perez explained how Blocks and Unreal Engine were used as part of his creative workflow: Tag teaming both pieces of software worked very well!

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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Varjo Promises “Human-Eye” Resolution With VR-1 Headset

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Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Vive Pro (left) and Varjo VR-1 (right) / Image Credit: Varjo. Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Vive Pro (left) and Varjo VR-1 (right) / Image Credit: Varjo.

Fan Remake Of ‘Silent Hills P.T.’ Now Available In VR

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Developed by independent developer @RadiusGordello , Unreal P.T. Unreal P.T. unreal-pt. News HTC Vive Oculus Rift P.T. Radius Gordello Silent Hills Unreal P.T. Gaming’s most frightening hallway is even creepier in VR.

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HTC Opens Up Augmented Reality Development for HTC Vive

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HTC is entering the augmented reality market through the back door by giving developers access to the stereo front-facing cameras on the Vive and Vive Pro VR headsets.

HTC Vive Launch Window Game List

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Not to be left out HTC announced their list of games for the HTC Vive. Note their wording carefully as HTC refer to their list as a launch window, not Day 1. HTC HTC Vive Virtual Reality VR Games

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‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ Announced With VR Support, Coming This Summer

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Announced as “The Official Blancpain GT Series Game” , the sim brings many technology upgrades over Assetto Corsa (2014) , thanks in part to the move to Unreal Engine 4. Unreal Engine’s comprehensive VR support could benefit the new sim in these areas.

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Epic Games Technical Director: We Want ‘Robo Recall’ To Be The ‘Ultimate Tech Demo’ For Unreal Engine

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However, you probably shouldn’t expect official support for Robo Recall to come to other VR platforms, like the HTC Vive or PlayStation VR — at least not any time soon. Robo Recall was easily one of the most exciting games we got our hands on at Oculus Connect 3 earlier this month.

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‘EVE: Valkyrie’ Gets New ‘Ultra’ Graphics Option Thanks to Nvidia VRWorks

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Many more PC VR games could see Nvidia-specific visual enhancements, as VRWorks is now supported in both Unreal Engine 4.16

AR Functionality Comes To Vive Pro With New Front-Facing Camera Tools

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According to HTC, the SDK breaks down into three primary modules that allow developers to focus solely on their content: a depth module, see-through module, and a 3D reconstruction module. The SDK also supports native development with plugins for both Unity as well as Unreal Engine 4.

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Apple Sets Stage For VR; Shows Off Star Wars Vive Demo

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” SteamVR will also be joined on Mac systems by the Unreal and Unity video game engines, all tying directly into today’s newly announced Metal 2 video-processing API. News Apple HTC Vive Metal 2 Star Wars Unity Unreal WWDC

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Cradle of Links VR Horror Preview

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Cradle of Links VR is currently in development for the HTC Vive and is posted on Steam Greenlight , targeted for release in Q1 2017. Demo HTC HTC Vive Steam Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) VR VR GamesHorror and VR games are potentially the perfect match.

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

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Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape was created by VR Playhouse, Double A Labs, and AT&T AUDIENCE Network, and was developed with Unreal Engine and Nurulize Atom View , a tool for volumetric data processing, color management, and delivery.

BBC Takes You To Space In VR

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The experience was built in 1:1 scale within Unreal Engine. Its launch is the first time it has been made available to the public, and it is the first experience the BBC has released for the HTC Vive. The experience is now available for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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GDC 2018 ‘Day 3’ Roundup – Oculus Go Details, Vive Focus Global Launch, New Qualcomm VRDK, and More

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Qualcomm’s latest reference headset supports Vive Wave, HTC Vive Focus international launch, Oculus talks about their 2018 ecosystem, announces ‘Positional Timewarp’, reveals new Oculus Go details, and Unreal Engine’s real-time ray-tracing demo.

‘Yore VR’ is an Intriguing Medieval Open World Sandbox for HTC Vive

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Ironbelly Studios and TectonicVR are bringing a new built-for-VR open world title to the HTC Vive, set within the medieval era, and it’s looking mighty promising too. The game is already available for HTC Vive via Steam Early Access for $14.99

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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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He’s ready to answer with his HTC super powers. And I still remember that you have done boxing, so I agree with you in any case… HTC Vive Pro first impressions. HTC Vive 1.0 vs HTC Vive Pro. Oculus Rift CV1 vs HTC Vive Pro.

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HTC Vive FAQ: What You Need to Know About Leap Motion + SteamVR

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Along with last week’s Unreal 4.11 Here’s a quick guide to everything from Lighthouse tracking to Unreal development. How can I build with Unreal Engine? To get started with Unreal Engine and Vive, visit developer.leapmotion.com/unreal.

Star Wars ‘Mos Eisley’ Realised in Staggering Detail on UE4, VR Version Coming

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An environmental artist with a passion for Star Wars has realised the iconic location of Star Wars’ Mos Eisley space port in jaw-dropping detail via Unreal Engine 4.

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Oculus Made It Easier For Unity Devs To Port Rift Games To HTC Vive

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Facebook’s Oculus released a new update to its Unity integration package to make it easier for developers of Rift-only games to port to HTC Vive. If a developer wanted to release on the Oculus Store for Rift and Steam for Rift and HTC Vive, they had to use both packages, or the generic Unity XR framework which is inferior to both. Tracking: the API calls to get the velocity or angular velocity of the headset will work for HTC Vive.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 06/18/17

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Welcome to another week chronicling the latest releases for HTC Vive. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options. New HTC Vive Releases on Steam. New HTC Vive Releases on Viveport.

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Quanero Sci-Fi VR Movie for the HTC Vive

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If you are a Sci-Fi fan, especially if you are a Bladerunner fan, then you'll want to try Quanero on the HTC Vive. Quanero is an experimental experience in VR the HTC Vive. Your goal is to figure out what caused a violent incident in a futuristic bar by manipulating time.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/09/16

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This week’s weekly roundup of HTC Vive titles contains a handful of virtual ‘escape the room’ experiences, some wacky mini-games, and even an education lab with a growing list of attractions. entertainment Experiences gaming game releases htc vive new steam

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 03/12/17

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Lots of new stuff released for HTC Vive on Steam this week, but not all of it is particularly noteworthy or earth-shattering. We also have a top list of the absolute best HTC Vive games — which is updated every few months with the latest and greatest options.

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‘Red Alert 2’ In VR Is Historical Fiction We Can Control Directly

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Ádám Horváth and Sly_Fox (there may be others involved in the process as well) are using the Unreal 4 engine to update Red Alert 2 and they’re bringing VR immersion to it as well. The video shows the game being played in room-scale mode with HTC Vive.

GDC 2017: Pure Chess Sequel Coming To PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift

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A sequel to 2012’s Pure Chess, Chess Ultra has been built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4 and has some pretty incredible visuals if the trailer is a true testament to the final product. Tagged with: Chess Ultra , htc vive , oculus rift , PlayStation VR.

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Ubisoft’s VR Shooter ‘Space Junkies’ Comes to 100+ Arcades Ahead of Launch

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Ubisoft Montpellier says the full release is slated to happen “soon” on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for home users. SEE ALSO Preview: 'Space Junkies' Feels Like VR's Spiritual Successor to 'Unreal Tournament'.

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‘Kingdom City Drowning’ Looks Like VR’s Very Own ‘Sin City’

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This is a new cinematic VR series built in Unreal Engine 4 from phoenixmirror. entertainment Experiences cinematic VR episodic Kingdom City Drowning Unreal 4

‘Space Junkies’ to Rocket onto PSVR, Vive & Rift Next Month, Trailer Here

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Space Junkies , the upcoming Unreal Tournament -style VR shooter from Ubisoft Montpellier, is headed to all major VR platforms starting March 26th. If that tickles your latent Unreal itch, check out a full match in closed beta to see just what’s in store.

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‘Space Junkies’ Open Beta to Land on All Major VR Headsets Tomorrow with Cross-play

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But first, users on PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR will have a free crack at it leading up to launch. GDC 2019 HTC Vive Game News Oculus Rift Game PSVR Game SteamVR Game VR Game Windows Mixed Reality Games space junkies ubisoft ubisoft vr

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Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?

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In our team, we now love the (HTC) Vive and we’re certain Oculus will catch up. TH: Front end engine; we worked with both Unity and Unreal Engine on different experiences. It doesn’t matter if you have HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift.

Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ Update Brings New Content, Touch Support, and Improved Visuals

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a famous example of using the technique in Unreal Engine 3 (see The Astronauts’ blog for a detailed explanation), and Realities.io HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games VR Games photogrammetry virtual reality tourism vr tourism

VIVE X Startup Mindesk Secures $900K to Create VR Multiuser Design Software

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Mindesk , a startup developing a platform for real-time CAD collaboration in AR/VR, today announced a $900,000 seed round from HTC Vive, Barcamper Ventures, A11 Venture and Invitalia Ventures.

BBC Moves into VR With Spacewalk Experience

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Rather, REWIND worked with BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling in order ot create a 15 minute experience delivered to Steam VR i.e. HTC Vive (and OSVR). BBC is moving into the Virtual Reality in a big way.