Linux News Today: Unreal Engine 4.10 Released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Support, SteamOS Fixes
On November 11, Epic Games had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of its brand-new Unreal Engine 4.10 game engine software.
Prominent features of Unreal Engine 4.10 include support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, PlayStation 4 3.00 SDK, iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11, and Xcode 7, support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, Xcode project overhaul, as well as support for multiple new gamepads for the Android platform, including Samsung Game Pad EI-GP20, Amazon Fire Game Controller, Amazon Fire TV remote, and Nvidia Shield Controller.
The Blueprint Node Alignment Routines feature has been injected into the editor, an optional launch screen for Android projects has been implemented, the Refraction on Mobile feature has been enabled for iPhone 5s or later devices, and there’s Visible and Hidden Mesh optimizations for optimized rendering of head-mounted VR displays.
Moreover, the Material Quality Level Scalability System for Mobile has been added to allow scaling of mobile games to low-end devices while keeping the same quality level, the Motion Controller Component and Landscape Mirror Tool received updates, and there’s new rendering optimizations for VR games.
“This release is packed with a number of great new features, but our main focus has been to increase engine stability and fix outstanding issues,” said Alexander Paschall of Epic Games. “Hundreds of reported bugs have been bashed, many new quality of life improvements were added, and virtually every supported platform has received updates.”
SteamOS and Linux fixes, updated SDKs
Unreal Engine 4.10 is filled with numerous other new features and improvements. For example, the Oculus Rift and Oculus Mobile SDKs have been updated to support versions 0.8 Beta and 0.6.2 respectively, and the Xbox One SDK was updated to the August 2015 release. As expected, the release fixes many of the annoying issues reported by users since the previous maintenance release of the game engine, Unreal Engine 4.9.
There are also several improvements for Valve’s new SteamOS gaming platform, as well as for GNU/Linux operating systems, which promises to be the future of the gaming industry. Experienced and aspiring game developers alike can get Unreal Engine 4.10 right now and start creating some of the most awesome titles for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS operating systems, as well as for Xbox and PlayStation consoles.