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Unreal Engine 4.8 Released
10 June, 2015

Unreal Engine 4.8 has just been released today and includes 189 changes that Unreal Engine’s community of developers submitted.

Highlights of the Update:


Grass System © Unreal Engine

The Grass Systems which is used for large open worlds has been optimized. It can be used for production of large amounts of grass and ground cover with temporal LOD cross-fading.


Allegorithmic © Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine has partnered with Allegorithmic to provide the first plugin to be available in the Marketplace. The plugin can be downloaded right now and there will be more plugins in the future from partners.


Motion Blur © Unreal Engine

Huge improvement in the accuracy of Motion Blur which includes morph target animations that can generate motion blur. The depth of field has also been updated to be more physically-based along with an addition of a new Tone Mapper to achieve a film-like look.


VR Support © Unreal Engine

There will be support for the latest VR hardware including: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR,Steam VR and HTC Vive, Leap Motion, and Sony’s Project Morpheus for PlayStation 4.


Network Replays © Unreal Engine

“Scrubbable” network replays come with rewind support and live time scrubbing.


Asset Mapper © Unreal Engine

An interactive tree map UI allows visualization of the memory footprints.

These are just a few of the changes made, see the rest here.

Source: unrealengine.com

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