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. Vulkan was developed by The Khronos Group, a non-profit industry consortium which includes major tech companies like NVIDIA, AMD, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Intel.

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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. AR Headset Magic Leap News epic games magic leap magic leap one unreal engine build

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

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Enhanced reality devices – especially AR — will be ubiquitous in another decade or so, and used in nearly every aspect of our lives and in nearly every industry, from automotive to medical care, education to neuroscience, engineering to shopping. Of course, all of the various applications, programs and tools will require a base engine for creation, and that’s where Epic Games – and specifically its Unreal Engine – comes in.

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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.

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Unreal Engine 4.17 Adds VR Spectator Screen, ARKit Support

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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.17 Unreal Engine was powering the Wingnut AR demo we saw during ARKit’s reveal earlier this year, but now all Unreal developers can get to grips with it. AR Unreal Engine VR Industry News

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OpenXR 1.0 Specification Release Carries Wide Industry Support

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An effort to standardize certain aspects of VR and AR applications gains wide industry support today with the release of version 1.0 “Valve is happy to have worked closely with other VR industry leaders to create this open standard, and looks forward to supporting it in SteamVR.”.

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

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The grants, which collectively total $1 million, are awarded to developers using the company’s Unreal Engine for their upcoming games and apps. Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Industry News

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Epic’s Unreal Engine VR Editor Available in Latest Release

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Having watched VR evolve over the last few years and the steady pace of month after month improvements to all aspects of the industry, I’m a little surprised by the pace of current advancements. Development VR Industry News engine epic unity Unreal vr editor

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

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Oculus , who earmarked this week another $250 million in VR content investment, has had a close relationship with Epic Games , the makers of the Unreal Engine , since the inception of the Rift headset. SEE ALSO Watch Epic Games' Nick Donaldson Build a Scene in Unreal's VR Editor.

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

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The GDC beach demo also shows how easy it is to access the Unreal editor UI in VR to change settings or change what types of plants you’re painting down for foliage painting. We know the film industry will like it,” Ridge added. “We Tagged with: Epic Games , Unreal engine , vr editor.

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Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

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With the latest update to Unreal Engine exiting a preview period and releasing fully in version 4.20, VR developers updating their projects to the newest version of Unreal should be able to access similar capabilities. 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. VR Industry News epic Unreal engine

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Unreal E3 Awards Return This Year In Partnership With Intel And NVIDIA

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This year at E3 Epic Games will be bringing back the official Unreal E3 Awards. Unsurprisingly, your game must be made in the Unreal Engine in order to be nominated for an Unreal E3 Award. Nominees and winners will be selected by the “Unreal Engine marketing and community team” according to a company representative. Unreal Underdog: This award is given to the independent team that pushes the limits to achieve an amazing showing for their title at E3 2018.

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Axon Park and Survios’ CTO to Teach Unreal Engine VR Masterclass

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Axon Park has begun a strategic partnership with VR First with the Unreal Engine VR Masterclass being the first endeavour. They’ve brought on board Survios CTO and Co-Founder Alex Silkin to teach the course who will also be supported by the Unreal Engine Team.

59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 started out in the high end, and it has moved lower through pricing tactics and revisions that enable it to be the foundation of mobile games. Sweeney said that Unreal Engine had its best year of all time in revenues, and then 2016 revenues doubled the 2015 numbers. He said developers have made more than $10 billion to date with Unreal games. “We We think that Unreal Engine’s market share is double the nearest competitor in revenues,” Sweeney said.

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Bebylon Battle Royale Dev Scores Unreal Dev Grant

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Bebylon Battle Royale developer Kite & Lightning is one of a long list of teams awarded funding in the latest round of Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants. This is no strings attached funding that is awarded to independent teams using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 to build their projects. As for Epic Games, you can expect updates from the company’s work with Unreal Engine 4 at the 2018 Game Developers Conference, which is just under two months away.

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‘Industrial VR’ Is Like ‘Google Earth’ For Iconic Engineering Sites

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Google Earth VR has shown us the wonders of visiting real world locations as a towering giant in VR, and now Industrial VR looks to do the same. The piece was developed in Unreal Engine 4. Industrial VR is aiming for a release in early 2017.

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

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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! Art VR Industry NewsArtist Jarlan Perez recently worked with Google to test out a VR-first creation process.

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Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 1

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. Unfortunately, some of them pretended that they could and it ended up hurting the industry because it downplayed the true cost and difficulty of making cinematic 360 film , a trend that continues to this day.

Epic and NVIDIA Announce a ‘VR Funhouse’ Modkit-Powered Game Jam

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How Framestore Built An Actual Magic School Bus

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Real-Time Motion Capture Demo Hints At Future VR Communication Features

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney On AR: ‘We’re Going To Need Very Strong Privacy Protections’

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Sweeney is, of course, the CEO of the company behind Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Games store and more. I think that’s an incredibly important thing for the future of the industry. AR Epic Games VR Industry News Fortnite Tim Sweeney Unreal engine

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Survios CTO to Teach Full Semester VR Development Course in a Virtual Classroom

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Now, Survios CTO and co-founder Alex Silkin is set to share his experience by teaching a full semester course on expert-level Unreal Engine VR development. Plenty of high-profile industry pros will also be available too as mentors. Course Name : Unreal Engine VR Master Class.

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Axon Park To Offer Expert Level In-Headset VR Design Course

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Survios CTO Alex Silkin will teach a semester-long course called Unreal Engine VR Master Class. Courtesy of VR education startup Axon Park , the ‘Unreal Engine VR Master Class’ will debut in VR this autumn. The Unreal Engine VR Master Class will begin on September 4.

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Tim Sweeney: Games Released On Epic Games Store Can Support VR

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The team behind Fortnite and the Unreal Engine which created it is going one level deeper and making a push for its own game storefront to challenge Valve’s Steam on PC and potentially Google Play on Android. Here’s the chart used to explain revenue split options to developers releasing virtual worlds made with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 toolset or the leading competitor, Unity. Epic Games VR Industry News Epic Games Store Fortnite Unreal engine

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Epic Games to Award $100 Million to Devs with New ‘MegaGrants’

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Epic have been running developer-focused funding initiatives for many years now, with the original ‘Unreal Dev Grants’ fund announced back in 2015. Education: Students and educators can earn funding for Unreal Engine research, curriculum, student projects and university programs.

Leap Motion VR Support Now Directly Integrated in Unreal Engine

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Now officially integrated in Unreal Engine 4.11 , getnamo’s independent plugin for Leap Motion makes it faster and easier than ever to integrate Leap Motion Orion into your VR projects! Visit developer.leapmotion.com/unreal to get started. Unreal Engine 4 and Open Source.

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. News Oculus Home SteamVR Unreal Engine 4 epic games htc vive oculus oculus rift sales openvr steamvr Tim Sweeney unreal engine

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Khronos Gains Epic Games Support For VR API Standard

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Virtual reality is a young industry and, in its youth, many are scrambling to see what best practices will raise this budding market into the strong and healthy grown up industry it needs to become to sustain success. He also believes having the creators of the Unreal engine behind them “would enable wider adoption of the standard”. Tagged with: API , Epic Games , khronos , Unreal. Development VR Industry News API Epic Games khronos Unreal

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Dedicated VR World Engine Neos Is Now Available

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With so many resources available to us, anyone with the correct amount of ambition and discipline can make a mark in the gaming industry. Development VR VR Industry News development engine game Source Unreal World

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

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was permanently removed from the PlayStation Store; an act that would solidify the experimental title as a legend within the industry. Developed by independent developer @RadiusGordello , Unreal P.T. Unreal P.T. unreal-pt. Radius Gordello Silent Hills Unreal P.T.

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

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Industry-caliber VR/XR specialists Varjo today announced their latest hardware release, the Varjo VR-1. News Autodesk HTC Vive Pro Human-eye resolution PREPAR3D Resolution Bionic Display Unity Unreal Engine Varjo VBS Blue VR-1 VRRED ZeroLight

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Epic Games’ Technical Director of VR & AR, Nick Whiting

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Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality. But it seems most of the industry is in agreement that the Killer App —a single, platform-defining piece of software that compels buyers—has not yet arrived.

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Start Developing For Google Daydream VR Right Now if You Have a Google Nexus 6P

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