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access_time April 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM in Microsoft by Charlie Grammer

Epic launches Unreal Engine 4.1 update

Unreal Engine 4.1 update includes Xbox One and PS4 support.

Unreal Engine 4.1 update includes Xbox One and PS4 support.

Yesterday Epic Games released the first major update to their Unreal Engine 4 since it first launched during this year’s Game Developers Conference.

This update allows subscribers who are registered as Xbox or PlayStation developers (and yes, this includes members of the [email protected] independent developer program) to gain access to the engine’s complete source code for their respective consoles at no extra cost.

In addition to giving said developers the source code, the new update includes SteamOS and Linux support as well as refined iOS and Android workflow. It utilizes new game templates for both C++ programmers and designers using Blueprint visual scripting. It also features more than 100 improvements that were made based on community feedback.

Epic decided to include Shooter Game, which is a sample project created by Epic and released for free on the marketplace in order to demonstrate UE4’s high-end console support. It is currently undergoing certification for PS4 and Xbox One.

The full list of updates can be found here.

 

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