Unreal Engine 4.2 Update Adds Project Morpheus Support on PS4 & PC
Epic Games has issued a new update for its latest videogame development engine, Unreal Engine 4. The update, titled Unreal Engine 4.2, adds a host of new features to the tool, which features support for virtual reality (VR) development. Where as previous a previous update had made the engine compatible with Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) PlayStation 4, this latest addition includes support for the console’s Project Morpheus VR headset, running on both PlayStation 4 and PC.
The engine is already compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset on PC, and has seen a slew of supported projects already announced for it. Of course, Project Morpheus running on PC doesn’t mean that SCE’s headset will be compatible with PC titles upon release, merely that developers can use the headset on the platform while creating their videogames. It should prove to make cross-platform development of Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift titles smoother, without having to transition to the PlayStation 4 for the former’s development.
Elsewhere Unreal Engine 4.2 includes a huge amount of updates that VR developers will find useful. One of the main additions is the use of vehicles. The update even includes a sample experience in which players can drive an off-road vehicle around a desert setting before incorporating the system into their creations. There are also some new editions to the Unreal Engine 4 marketplace that show off different types of development, such as a Stylized Rendering showcase that lets users tour a cartoon-styled world.
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