Epic Games GDC 2018 Updates Underscore AAA Quality Support for Unreal Engine Developers on All Platforms

At this year’s “State of Unreal” opening session, Epic Games showcased new advancements to support the Unreal Engine community of over 5 million developers.

New Features and Content for Unreal Engine Developers

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Epic Games Demonstrates Real-Time Ray Tracing in Unreal Engine 4 with ILMxLAB and NVIDIA

Epic Games, in collaboration with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB, today gave the first public demonstration of real-time ray tracing in Unreal Engine. Real-time ray tracing is considered to be a holy grail for those creating high-end cinematic imagery, and one tha…

Unreal Engine 4 Supports Magic Leap One™

Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4 support for the Magic Leap One™: Creator Edition, a software toolkit for early development of experiences for Magic Leap’s personal spatial computing platform, as part of a larger partnership between the two companies.

Magic Leap today took the next step toward launch, previewing their platform and its development resources. Individuals and teams can sign up for a first look at its Creator Portal, access to the Lumin SDK and receive updates on the Magic Leap ecosystem.

Leading creators of world-class content are already using Unreal Engine 4 for Magic Leap One. In addition to Epic, studios using Unreal to develop content for Magic Leap include Framestore, ILMxLAB, Schell Games and Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR.

Magic Leap One™: Creator Edition

Alongside development support for the Magic Leap One hardware, Epic has released a collection of resources including Unreal Engine 4 documentation, a robust sample project demonstrating Magic Leap One’s unique features and a custom Unreal Editor for creating content using the Lumin SDK.

Developers can access these resources via the preview documentation and obtain the custom toolset on the Unreal Engine tab of the Epic Games launcher, or build from the Unreal Editor source on GitHub. Full support for Magic Leap One will ship in Unreal Engine 4.20, due for release this summer.

Unreal Engine 4 support for Magic Leap One includes the following features:

  • Head tracking
  • Eye tracking
  • Gesture and hand tracking
  • Room scanning and meshing
  • Spatialized audio
  • Microphone input
  • 6DOF hand controller (Totem) tracking
  • Vulkan and OpenGL support
  • Use of Unreal Engine 4’s desktop and mobile forward rendering paths

“Unreal has long been the go-to development engine for some of the top game studios in the world. This partnership with Epic will enable more creators to join Magic Leap on its journey, creating content for the next computing platform,” commented Rio Caraeff, Chief Content Officer at Magic Leap.

“Magic Leap has truly created something magical in this combination of hardware breakthroughs and software innovations, which represents a giant leap towards the coming spatial computing revolution,” said Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney.