A wealth of new updates have been rolled out with the latest release of Unreal Engine 4.20 providing developers with “scalable tools they need to succeed”. Now available to download Unreal Engine 4.20 brings over 100 mobile optimisations developed for Fortnite on iOS and Android together with the Niagara visual effects (VFX) Editor which is now available as an Early Access plugin. “Create a future-focused mobile game, explore the impact of Niagara, breathe life into compelling, believable digital humans, and take advantage of workflow optimisations on all platforms.”
With regards virtual reality the new version of Unreal Engine provides native mixed reality video compositing for VR applications, and an update to a much newer Oculus SDK. With regards augmented reality UE 4.20 adds supports for Apple’s ARKit 2.0 and Google’s ARCore 1.2, along with Magic Leap support.
– ARKit 2.0 – We’ve added support for Apple’s ARKit 2.0, which includes better tracking quality, support for vertical plane detection, face tracking, 2D image detection, 3D object detection, persistent AR experiences and shared AR experiences. Support for these new features enables you to place AR objects on more surfaces, track the position and orientation of a face, recognize and bring 2D images to life, detect 3D objects, and facilitate new types of collaborative AR experiences.
– ARCore 1.2 – We’ve added support for Google’s ARCore 1.2, which includes support for vertical plane detection, Augmented Images, and Cloud Anchors. Support for these new features enables you to place AR objects on more surfaces, recognize and bring images to life, and facilitate new types of collaborative AR experiences.
“Unreal Engine empowers you to make things your way by giving you the tools to customize the creation process to your preferred style and workflow. With the new Editor Scripting and Automation Libraries, you can can create completely customized tools and workflows. Make the lives of designers and artists easier by adding new actions to apply to Actors or assets thanks to scripted extensions for Actor and Content Browser context menus.”
For full details on all the new features added to the latest Unreal Engine 4.20 jump over to the official website by following the link below.