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

Road to VR

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. That makes Unreal Engine 4.27 Unreal Engine 4.27

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Meta’s Twisted Pixel Studio is Building an Unannounced VR Title with Unreal Engine

Road to VR

The studio has built several VR games, exclusively published by Oculus Studios, for the Rift, Go, and Quest headsets. After working closely with Twisted Pixel under Oculus Studios, it was announced late last year that Meta had acquired the studio, along with several others.

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

Road to VR

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 Quest with Oculus Link. Oculus Rift S.

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

Road to VR

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. 2020 color space for Oculus Quest, and Rec.709 709 color space for Oculus Go. .”

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The XR Week Peek (2022.04.10): Epic releases Unreal Engine 5, Meta cancels F8, and more!

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Epic Games releases Unreal Engine 5. Epic Games has finally released the latest iteration of its popular game engine: Unreal Engine 5. This means that while great, Unreal Engine 5 is not disruptive for us VR users and developers, yet. Meta is keeping its update pace of the Oculus Quest software very high.

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Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

VRScout

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. Image Credit: VRScout.

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

Road to VR

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. ” Oculus announced this month that it plans to begin deprecating the existing Oculus Mobile and Oculus PC SDK in favor of OpenXR. .”

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