Friday, April 25th, 2014
Unreal Engine 4.1 Update adds PS4/Xbox One Support
Have you been holding off paying $19 a month for Unreal Engine 4 because it doesn't support the next generation of consoles?
If that is the case then start spending as the 4.1 update released this week has introduced support for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This brings the total number of supported platforms to 7 (Windows, Linux (Preview), SteamOS (Preview), PS3, PS4, 360 and Xbox One) as well as having Oculus Rift support too.
Although the 4.1 update has been certified by Sony and is currently being certified by Microsoft it won't stop game makers submitting their UE4 Games to either platform for approval
As listed in the release notes there is also plenty of new content demos and templates for you to get your hands on
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Gameinformer covers Fortnite
Are you still waiting in hope that when Fortnite comes along its going to bring you back to loving Epic and everything it does?
Gameinformer have revealed that their May issue will be offering an extensive (20 page) look at Epic's upcoming free to play title, Fortnite.
Unreal Engine 4 on Amazon Fire TV
Need more incentive to use Unreal Engine 4 at $19 a month? What if I told you it could run on Amazon's new Fire TV?
A blog over at Gamasutra Chance Ivey guides you through the simple process of getting the Unreal Engine 4 demos running on the tiny Android powered box, along with using 360 and PS4 controllers
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Unreal Engine 4 for $19 a month
Not to be out done by Unity 5, Unreal Engine 4 is now available (including access to the full source code) for $19 a month on subscription.
For $19 you get access to everything including the Unreal Editor which is ready to go, and the C++ source code hosted on GitHub. With the idea being that it will open it up for collaborative development.
Unreal Engine 4 is also getting OSX Support and viewing the source code also reveals work being done on Linux, Steam Machine and Oculus Rift support. With in browser support already announced by Mozilla.
Note, that any game published commercially will warrant 5% of gross sales being 'lost' to Epic Games. Much like a percentage lost to Apple/Google/etc on App Stores.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Kinect and Unreal Engine 4 Alzheimer's and dementia care project
Holy Cow! I some Unreal Engine news popped up recently.
Not only has the Unreal Engine been running in Firefox but a new project has popped up making use of Kinect and Unreal Engine 4.
The Forest Project uses the Kinect 2 along with Smart TVs to create a virtual woodland to give temporary reprieve to those suffering from disease like Alzheimer's.
There is a project page to help raise funds for it.
The virtual dementia experience is an interactive environment intended as an experiential learning exercise for professional carers to lead them into changing their attitudes and interactions with people living with dementia thereby transforming their approach to caring.So far we have assisted professional carers to understand environmental elements that are friendly or adverse to a person with dementia by experiencing a home environment in the same way a person with dementia would.
Goes to show you not everything needs to involve ripping giant bugs limb from limb