Unreal Engine Gets OpenXR Improvements Just in Time for Oculus Development Shift

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The latest version of Unreal Engine 4, version 4.27, brings “production-ready” support for OpenXR. The change comes just in time for Oculus developers, as the company recently announced it’s fully moving open to the OpenXR standard for VR development going forward.

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Unreal Engine 5 Launches in Early Access with New VR Template Built on OpenXR

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Epic Games today announced that Unreal Engine 5 is now available in early access, including a new template for VR projects built on OpenXR 1.0, Epic Games is bringing heaps of new features and improvements to the latest version of its game engine, Unreal Engine 5. Oculus Rift S.

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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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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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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.

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 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?

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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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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. Developers who enable the Unreal Engine Mixed Reality Plugin for their applications will allow fans like us and other content creators to capture gameplay in an entirely new way.

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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.

Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

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Oculus is making hard shift away from its proprietary developer APIs in favor of OpenXR, an industry-backed project that aims to standardize the development of VR and AR applications. ’ in 2019 ; this new announcement from Oculus is sure to hasten the pace significantly.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Swedish Dev Auctioning Off One-Of-A-Kind NFT VR Studio

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Built using Unreal Engine, this VR project will look and feel like a cozy modern studio filled with unique collectibles and stylish furniture. Ekholm’s NFT VR experience is designed to be used on the most common VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Oculus Quest via Oculus Link.

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Open-Source VIRTUOSO SDK for Unreal Engine – a Standard Framework for XR Development

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And it is made possible by VIRTUOSO , an open-source SDK created by Charles Rivers Analytics, which is now available for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. Developers of immersive games and apps, rejoice!

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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.

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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.

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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. VR developers use APIs like Facebook’s Oculus and Valve’s OpenVR to build apps.

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Unreal Engine 5 Early Access Supports OpenXR With New VR Template

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Unreal Engine 5’s Early Access release includes a new OpenXR-compatible VR template with support for Oculus Quest 1 and 2, Rift S, Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. ” Lumen is Unreal’s real-time global illumination technology.

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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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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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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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

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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.

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Facebook Deprecates Proprietary Oculus APIs In Favor Of OpenXR

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Facebook will deprecate its proprietary Oculus APIs in favor of industry standard OpenXR. “This is the right move at the right time,” wrote original Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey in a direct message.

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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. Hand-tracking is also coming to Unreal (UE4) soon as well.

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.

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.

How to implement Oculus Mixed Reality Capture in Unity

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Oculus Mixed Reality Capture is a plugin that lets content creators make amazing mixed reality videos of a VR game for the Oculus Quest. Since I had to make some tests with Oculus MRC for our game HitMotion: Reloaded (download it now on SideQuest !) MRC with Oculus Plugin.

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How to publish an update to your Oculus app when Production Channel is missing in ODH

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I so went to the Oculus Developer Dashboard webpage of our team and clicked the button to upload a new build for the current Production channel. I so chose to use the Oculus uploader inside Unity, which let me use a GUI, and so was easier for me to operate with.

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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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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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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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