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Unreal Engine (Epic Games)

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  • 620 Crossroads Boulevard, Cary, NC 27518, USA
  • (919) 854-0070
  • epicgames.com

The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games,  Although primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including stealth, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. With its code written in C++, the Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today.

The current release is Unreal Engine 4, designed for OpenGL (for OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android), Microsoft’s DirectX (for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Windows RT); and JavaScript/WebGL (for HTML5 Web browsers).

Unreal Engine 4 supports the Oculus Rift through the use of a plugin. 
This plugin is included as part of the initial UE4 download.

A VR game template can be found in an Unreal Engine forum.
The template currently features:

  • In Game changing of Important settings to the Rift, Screen Percentage and Distortion Scale
  • Look based interaction for blueprints(currently Highlighting and toggling visibility).
  • Head Rotation Blend Spaces controlled by the HMD rotation
  • Semi-modular character so you can’t see the inside of the head in game
  • Shooter and exploration based player characters(head bob and no head bob)
  • Auto Screen Percentage calibration(Off by default)
  • Rift optimised global post processing



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