Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
As always, weekly news in our digest for your convenience! This week was full of surprises with E3 just around the corner.
4.12.2 Hotfix for UE4 Released
The 4.12.2 Hotfix has been released. This hotfix resolves a critical crash when refreshing blueprint dependencies on a blueprint with no class, as well as fixing 10 other important issues.
Please be aware that after updating to this hotfix, it will be necessary to recompile shaders on your projects. More details here.
DESTINATIONS WORKSHOP TOOLS – VR CONTENT CREATION PACKAGE
Destinations Workshop Tools is a VR content creation package that enables the creation and sharing of both real and imaginary worlds on the Steam Workshop. Destinations Workshop Tools lets you create, share, and explore both real and imaginary places in virtual reality. This is a beta release of a set of content creation tools that users can use to construct different worlds and share them on the Destinations Workshop. New software is available in early access. More here.
LUMBERYARD 1.3 BETA TO INCLUDE SUPPORT FOR VR GAME DEVELOPMENT AND NEW VR DEVICES
Lumberyard Beta 1.3, which Amazon is releasing in a few weeks, includes support for VR game development and new VR devices. VR implementation uses Lumberyard’s Gems, which are self-contained packages of assets and features that developers can drop into games. Lumberyard Beta 1.3 includes Gems for both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Moreover, these Gems serve as templates for users to build their own Gems and support any VR devices they want. Details here.
HORIZON ZERO DAWN: ALOY’S JOURNEY TRAILER IS AMAZING
Right before E3 2016 (probably to avoid leaks), Sony and Guerrilla Games launched a new trailer of their upcoming game Horizon Zero Dawn. This video is focused on the lead character Aloy. The game looks amazing!
2016 INTO THE PIXEL JURY PANEL ANNOUNCES VIDEO GAME ART COLLECTION
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced the official selections for the 2016 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection. Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward. Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2015 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 14-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. All selections here.
DESTINY: RISE OF IRON – NEW EXPANSION ANNOUNCED
Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth along with new weapons, armor, gear along and a six-player cooperative raid.
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Call Of Cthulhu – E3 Trailer
Focus Home Interactive presentedthe E3 trailer for Call of Cthulhu, the official video game adaptation of Chaosium’s pen & paper RPG. Developed for consoles and PC by Cyanide Studio in Paris, Call of Cthulhu will offer an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. Cyanide Studios brings to life a disturbing world that players will have to explore and investigate while Cthulhu, the Great Dreamer, prepares its awakening.