Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 with several new features that developers can implement in iPhone and iPad games on the App Store, including efficient dynamic shadows, movable lights and decals, improved in-app purchase functionality, remote push notifications and CloudKit support.

iPad Unreal Engine 4.9
Unreal Engine 4.9 supports dynamic modulated character shadows from directional lights on iOS and Android, while up to four dynamic point lights are supported on each object being illuminated. Unreal Engine 4.9 also ships with a Flurry mobile analytics plugin for iOS out of the box for advertising.

Unreal Engine 4.9 also includes VR motion controller support and performance improvements, experimental DirectX 12 support for Windows 10, a new plugin wizard, improved HTML5 and other deep graphical improvements. The full changelog details other new features for developers.

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keysofanxiety Avatar
115 months ago
Technology these days is so cool. I remember when Return to Castle Wolfenstein - and after that, Doom 3 - were cutting edge in terms of graphics. And I mean cutting edge, where people were saying games aren't likely to ever look much better. Yet we get visuals better than both of those in something that can fit in our pocket. It's easy to lose significance of how amazing stuff is because we lived during the curve/incremental advancements. But when you really take a step back and consider the advance … wow.
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vertsix Avatar
115 months ago
This, on the 6s, with the A9 chip with 2GB of RAM and (possibly) two additional GPU cores, would mean an amazing gaming experience.

Unreal engine is truly unreal. Glad they're pushing it to mobile.
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lagwagon Avatar
115 months ago
*includes VR motion controller support*

Could this be getting ready for the new AppleTV? With its motion sensing remote.
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