Unreal Engine 4.12 Released With Mobile Vulkan, Improved VR, Better Reflections
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 1 June 2016 at 02:16 PM EDT. 6 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
The latest version of Unreal Engine 4 is now available to game developers.

Building off the work previously talked about, Unreal Engine 4.12 has turned into a massive release. Some of the highlights for Unreal Engine 4.12 after the past few months of work by Epic Games and the community includes:

- Sequencer, their new real-time cinematics and animation tool.

- The new "VR Editor" mode is in a preview state for editing objects in virtual reality.

- DayDream VR platform support.

- OSVR AR/VR support.

- The engine now supports real-time planar reflections and other high quality reflection improvements.

- The Vulkan renderer support is in a preview state and currently targeting only mobile devices running UE4.

- Many other mobile improvements besides having the Vulkan renderer: high-quality post-processing, improved shadows, GPU particles.

- Grass and foliage scalability system support.

- Audio localization support is available in preview form.

- Various logging/crash improvements for UE4 on Linux.

There is a whole lot more as well to the Unreal Engine 4.12 release so if you are interested in learning more, head over to the Unreal Engine blog.
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