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. Speaking to Upload, an Epic spokeswoman confirmed that Unreal Engine 5 would continue to support all current VR headsets including PSVR, Oculus Quest and PC VR devices. 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. We reached out to Oculus which confirmed that the program, which covers UE4 royalties for the first $5 million in revenue, is still in place and will continue through 2025. We’ve reached out to Oculus for clarity.

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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. It is the official LLAPI for the Android OS, used on Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. On Oculus standalone headsets, this could allow developers to add more detailed scenes, use larger draw distances, or just increase battery life. Vulkan On Oculus Standalones. In August 2018, the Oculus Mobile SDK added basic support for Vulkan.

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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. Oculus released controllerless hand-tracking on Oculus Quest as a beta feature back in late 2019. At the time, the company had only added support to the Oculus Unity integration, meaning that developers building apps in Unreal Engine didn’t have access to the feature.

Super Fan Remaking Original Witcher Game In VR Using Unreal Engine

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Rather than developing a mod for the original 2007 release, however, Loan is constructing the entire experience from the ground up in Unreal Engine, resulting in higher quality visuals as well as a new range of possibilities. The post Super Fan Remaking Original Witcher Game In VR Using Unreal Engine appeared first on VRScout. “Bear! Run you stupid piece of s*#^!” – Geralt of Rivia. There’s never been a better time to be a Witcher fan.

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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. Oculus Go launched in May 2018, just over two years ago, as Facebook’s first standalone headset.

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. Oculus Quest? But what about mobile-powered VR headsets like Oculus Quest? The post Unreal Engine 5 CEO: ‘All’ The Demo Tech Can Work On High End PC VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. Magic Leap also saw a bunch of improvements to streamline development in Unreal Engine 4.25, including the ability to set up shared world experiences using new features of the Magic Leap SDK like GameMode, PlayerController, and GameState.

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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. The game’s due for launch later this month with support for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets. Experiences Gaming JetX Unreal Tournament VR Wipeout VR

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

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Now the tech is available to all Unreal Engine developers in version 4.14 Graphically rich indeed, Robo Recall , which Epic announced last month as an Oculus Rift exclusive shooter for Touch, has some of the best looking graphics you’ll find in VR right now. SEE ALSO Watch: 12 Minutes of 'Robo Recall' Gameplay with Oculus Touch. Unreal Engine 4.14 It works exactly like it does for the Oculus Rift plugin, using the Stereo Layer component.

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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 In the VR realm, the new version brings native mixed reality video compositing for VR applications, and an update to a much newer Oculus SDK. Unreal Engine 4.20 Updated Oculus SDK. For developers using Unreal Engine to build titles for the Rift, UE 4.20 moves to the newer Oculus Runtime 1.25, meaning that developers will be able to take advantage of capabilities and improvements that have come since the prior version (1.17

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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. Unity for instance, Unreal Engine’s biggest competitor, has also made game development much cheaper and more accessible.

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Oculus Unity Plugin Adds Experimental OpenXR Support & Latency-reducing Tech for Quest

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The latest version of the Oculus Integration for Unity, v23, adds experimental OpenXR support for Quest and Quest 2 application development. OpenXR Support for Oculus Unity Integration. Phase Sync Latency Reduction in Unity and Unreal Engine. Image courtesy Oculus.

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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. Tagged with: Epic Games , Unreal engine , vr editor. Unreal Engine VR Industry News Epic Games Unreal engine vr editor

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

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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. We had a chance to meet with Epic’s CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney to get his take on where he thinks VR and AR are heading and what Unreal Engine VR means for the plethora of non-gaming industries. “VR Tagged with: automotive , GDC , shopping , Tim Sweeney , unreal engine 4.

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Silicon Rising Early Access Review: An Unreal Sheen Can’t Disguise Crippling Design Flaws

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From the glisten of rain-swept cyberpunk streets to meticulously detailed, dank warehouses and office spaces, the game carries that unmistakable Unreal Engine shimmer. This review was conducted on an Oculus Rift S using the Early Access Steam version of the game. The post Silicon Rising Early Access Review: An Unreal Sheen Can’t Disguise Crippling Design Flaws appeared first on UploadVR. Silicon Rising is a looker, that much is true.

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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 Allowing developers to build virtual reality applications from within VR itself is one of Epic’s many goals to help accelerate and drive forward immerse creativity with its Unreal Engine – and from what we’ve seen so far, they’ve done a hugely impressive job. The post Unreal Engine 4.12

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Oculus Quest To Get ‘Prototype’ OpenXR Support Later This Month

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Later this month, developers can start building “prototype” Quest & Rift apps with the OpenXR API instead of the Oculus API. While Open V R works on all PC VR headsets, it doesn’t support Android headsets like Quest and due to Facebook’s policies cannot be used on Oculus Rift store apps. VR developers use APIs like Facebook’s Oculus and Valve’s OpenVR to build apps.

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Solaris Hands-On Preview: 5 Ways It’s Like Unreal Or Quake In VR

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From the very first moments of gameplay, it’s obvious that Solaris takes heavy inspiration from the likes of Quake, Unreal, and other classic arena shooters. 5 Ways Solaris Channels Quake And Unreal For Old-School Shooter Fun.

Oculus Improves Iteration Time for Quest Developers Using UE4

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Oculus has updated its UE4 Quest development tools so that developers can spend less time waiting and more time testing and iterating on their VR applications. SEE ALSO Oculus is (still) Covering Unreal Engine Royalties for $5M in Revenue Per-game Through 2025. Oculus has introduced two changes with the goal of significantly speeding up the iteration process for developers building Quest applications with Unreal Engine 4. Image courtesy Oculus.

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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. Starting on 4th September and running for 14 weeks until 11th December 2019, the course is designed for expert-level developers used to Unity (or other engines) who want to learn Unreal Engine 4 of VR.

3D Modeling Tool Blender Is Receiving VR Support

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One of the coolest parts of developing with Unity or Unreal Engine is the ability to instantly hop into your VR headset and view 3D creations at scale. The ladder even has a VR mode that lets you build in-headset using the Unreal Editor tool set. will allow users to inspect their 3D scenes at scale using a PC VR headset such as an Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality. Users will soon be able to view their 3D scenes in VR. Additional features on the way.

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Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest

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This week in a tweet on the Oculus Developers Twitter account, Facebook revealed that they are now officially opening up submissions for hand-tracking apps on the Oculus Quest. The hand-tracking update officially rolled out to the Oculus Quest on May 19th with Update v17, which removed the preview tag from the feature and SDK. Hand-tracking is also coming to Unreal (UE4) soon as well. For more details, check out the Oculus Developer blog.

Facebook ‘Phase Sync’ Tech Can Dramatically Reduce Quest App Latency

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A new Oculus For Developers blog post details the addition of Phase Sync, a frame-timing management technology, to the Oculus Mobile SDK. The Phase Sync technology was originally introduced for the Oculus PC SDK, but is now available for Facebook’s mobile VR devices as well.

Epic Announce Android Daydream VR Support in Unreal Engine, Available Today

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Epic Games’ Kim Libreri today took to the stage at Google’s I/O conference to announce Unreal Engine support for the newly announced Daydream Android VR platform, what’s more is that it’s available right now. Epic Games have been a constant in VR technology adoption since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, with the company’s Unreal Engine 4 consistently one of the first to deliver integration for a myriad virtual reality technologies.

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Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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The launch on Quest has gone pretty well , and the game has had good feedback from the press (apart from some graphical glitches that can be solved in future updates) and very positive reviews on the Oculus Store. Now there is the Oculus Quest. The post Is Oculus Quest killing PC VR?

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Space Junkies PC VR Review: Ubisoft’s Space Shooter Is More Unreal Than Echo VR

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It’s just a lot of fun and very reminiscent of Unreal Tournament so many years ago. Space Junkies is available now on Oculus Rift , HTC Vive, Windows VR and PSVR for $39.99. Tagged with: multiplayer , Space Junkies , ubisoft , VR FPS Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Space Junkies PC VR Review: Ubisoft’s Space Shooter Is More Unreal Than Echo VR appeared first on UploadVR. Having a fast-paced shooter in VR isn’t unheard of.

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Epic Games Goes All In With Unreal Engine 4 Support for Google Daydream

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Riding the wave of excitement over Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage today that the gaming giant has brought support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4. The developer of Unreal Engine 4, a free game engine driving some of the most advanced CG visualizations in existence, Epic Games has been an early supporter of VR, developing content for the Oculus Rift prototype Crescent Bay years ago.

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Oculus Link Update, UE5 VR & A New YouTube Channel! ? VRecap

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This week saw huge leaps for Oculus Quest owners, an incredible insight into what the future of VR gaming could look like, and the creation of the ultimate VR trailer destination on YouTube. The latest Oculus PC software beta update allows Oculus Link to work with many USB 2.0 Oh man, did you get an eyeful of the Unreal Engine 5 next-gen tech demo ? The post Oculus Link Update, UE5 VR & A New YouTube Channel!

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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. In a recent interview with Glixel’s Chris Suellentrop , besides giving his predictions of where VR is headed in the next 12 years and some of the acculturation society will go through to integrate VR into daily life, Sweeney dropped some surprising information about just how successful the HTC Vive headset has been in comparison to the Oculus Rift.

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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. HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games Preview SteamVR Games VR Games spac ejunkies vr space junkies space junkies preview ubisoft ubisoft montpellier ubisoft vr

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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. Axon Park holds that there are some prerequisites to consider when applying for the Unreal Engine VR Master Class. Students do need to own an Oculus Rift or Rift S headset in order to attend the course, and there’s a tuition of $2,495 to consider.

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Japanese Instrument Manufacturer Korg Teases VR Music-Making App

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A short video shows VR music production on the Oculus Quest 2. We’ve yet to receive any news regarding which headsets will receive support, although you can clearly see an Oculus Quest 2 headset at the very beginning of the video.

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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. In August of 2014, Konami Productions published a short-form first-person psychological horror game entitled P.T.

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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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Robo Recall was easily one of the most exciting games we got our hands on at Oculus Connect 3 earlier this month. Epic Games turned their popular Bullet Train tech demo into a full game that’s not only coming to Oculus Rift with Touch next year after the controllers release this December, but it will also be available for free when it arrives. “After Bullet Train , Oculus basically asked us if we wanted to turn that into a full game.

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How ‘In Death: Unchained’ Developer Superbright Brought The Ambitious Dungeon Crawler To Oculus Quest

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This past Thursday marked the launch of In Death: Unchained on the Oculus Quest. The result is an insanely-addictive VR dungeon crawling experience made even better thanks to Oculus technology. ” Why the Oculus Quest exclusively? via the Oculus Store.

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