Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 is receiving updates at a rate not expected by the development community. New features are currently being added regularly, and the next update will make for a paradigm shift in virtual reality (VR) development, VRFocus has learned, with the implementation of ‘universal motion controller implementation’.
This update will allow developers working on VR videogames and software to design experiences based around motion controller input, such as the PlayStation Move, HTC Vive’s controllers and the forthcoming Oculus Touch, with just a single language. Furthermore, the update won’t be an add-on or plug-in that requires additional content to be downloaded, but fundamentally integrated into Unreal Engine 4.10.
No release date has yet been set for Unreal Engine 4.10, though a number of developers with early access to the next update suspect it will arrive sooner than most expect. Unreal Engine 4.9 only launched earlier this month, so could we be moving into a period of monthly updates for Unreal Engine 4? VRFocus will keep you updated as more is learned about Epic Games’ plans for the high-end videogame development platform.