Epic Games rolled out the latest version of its engine this week, and the full Unreal Engine 4.9 update spans everything from expanded VR headset and mobile platform features to experimental DirectX12 support.
Unreal developers who use Windows 10 can enable DirectX12 support in Unreal Engine 4 by launching the engine with "-DX12" appended to the command line. In a post on the company blog, Epic's Alexander Paschall noted that "the feature is still new and is considered experimental," but that "we'll continue to improve support for DirectX 12 and look for ways to leverage the new API in upcoming versions of the engine."
The 4.9 update also adds a slew of new VR-related upgrades, including:
The 4.9 update also includes a significant number of upgrades to the way Unreal Engine 4 supports features of iOS, Android and HTML 5. Mobile UE4 developers may appreciate that Unreal Engine 4.9 now comes with a Flurry analytics plugin for iOS, and improves support for iOS in-app purchase functionality.
For more information and full rundown of changes, check out Epic's official blog post about the 4.9 update.