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Fortnite Balenciaga update: 3D scanned fashion and the metaverse

Fortnite Balenciaga update: 3D scanned fashion and the metaverse

Fashion brand Balenciaga announced they'd be teaming up with Fortnite this week for some wild outfits. This is a luxury fashion house, this Balenciaga, but they'll be dropping some clothing for Fortnite characters all the same. They'll appear in the game with a new "Balenciaga Fit Set" for four characters.

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Unreal Engine 4.27 released with latest in-camera VFX tools

Unreal Engine 4.27 released with latest in-camera VFX tools

Unreal Engine 4.27 was released today with the latest set of In-Camera VFX tools and other virtual production features aplenty. This new build works with a new 3D Config Editor, nDisplay features newly organized into a single nDisplay Root Actor, and features that aim to make working with nDisplay both easy and potentially massively powerful.

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Unreal Engine 5 Early Access released to public with magical sample

Unreal Engine 5 Early Access released to public with magical sample

Today Epic Games released Unreal Engine 5 Early Access. In this next-generation engine, Epic hopes to move beyond boundaries, to "empower creators across all industries to deliver stunning real-time content and experiences." The company still suggests this engine is for "game developers" - but given what we're seeing here, it's more evident than ever that Epic is ready to roll into the next generation of virtual experiences and entertainment.

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MetaHuman Creator: Did Epic just leap the Uncanny Valley?

MetaHuman Creator: Did Epic just leap the Uncanny Valley?

Epic just revealed an Unreal Engine-related piece of software and system called MetaHuman Creator. This system allows users to create "truly convincing digital humans." This software is cloud-streamed and designed to "take real-time digital human creation from weeks or months to less than an hour."

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Major Fortnite feature updates – Unreal Engine 5, 120fps, Xbox Series X

Major Fortnite feature updates – Unreal Engine 5, 120fps, Xbox Series X

Fortnite is at a major turning point as it reaches into the next generation of home gaming consoles and transitions to the next edition of Unreal Engine. Epic Games' own Lead Console Programmer Ben Woodhouse spoke up this week about the future of one of the most popular games in the world.

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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine used in GM HUMMER digital cockpit

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine used in GM HUMMER digital cockpit

Game engines are, as their name clearly points out, used for making and running games but their ability to display real-time interactive graphics also makes them useful for other things as well. Epic Games seems to have stumbled upon a new market for its Unreal Engine that goes beyond games. The company proudly announces that its game engine and development tools have been used to develop the user experience that will debut on General Motors' HUMMER EV later this month.

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Apple now sees Unreal Engine as a potential second Trojan horse

Apple now sees Unreal Engine as a potential second Trojan horse

The drama between Apple and Epic Games has not yet subsided as the two await their day in court. Epic Games is still pushing for an injunction that will allow Fortnite to return to iOS, including the new direct payment option that started this whole situation. Apple, on the other hand, is also pushing to practically block Unreal Engine on iOS, this time by halting its development in the interest of keeping iOS devices secure and uncompromised.

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Judge stops Apple from blocking Unreal Engine but Fortnite on iOS still MIA

Judge stops Apple from blocking Unreal Engine but Fortnite on iOS still MIA

The war between Apple and Epic escalated in a serious way last week, as Epic accused Apple of threatening to ban its Unreal Engine from Apple platforms. That was a surprising move in this ongoing feud between the two companies because banning Unreal Engine would have an adverse effect on more than just Epic - it would be a major setback for anyone developing games for Mac or iOS using the engine.

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Epic claims Apple threat to remove Unreal Engine from iOS, macOS

Epic claims Apple threat to remove Unreal Engine from iOS, macOS

Today the Apple vs Epic Games war is ramping up a bit, with Epic claiming that Apple is about to ban Unreal Engine from all Apple platforms. Epic broke Apple's rules by placing in-app purchases in their game Fortnite, resulting in Apple removing the game Fortnite from their app store. Apple apparently also aims to remove all Epic Games software from their platforms, including development tools for Unreal Engine.

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Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

While Microsoft has been slowly but consistently revealing new information about the Xbox Series X, we've been waiting on something particularly juicy about the PlayStation 5. We may have received that juicy reveal today with Epic's announcement of Unreal Engine 5, which was put on display by way of a tech demo running on PlayStation 5.

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Fortnite is an Xbox Series X and PS5 launch title – but the magic comes in 2021

Fortnite is an Xbox Series X and PS5 launch title – but the magic comes in 2021

Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 will have Fortnite at launch, Epic Games has confirmed, though it won't be until next year when the real fun starts with the hit game. The company announced the release news alongside the unveil of Unreal Engine 5, its latest platform for next-generation games.

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Epic Games Store is necessary but it’s tearing the community apart

Epic Games Store is necessary but it’s tearing the community apart

Epic Games is disrupting the gaming market and, just like any disruption, not everyone's too happy about it. It's easy enough to see the appeal of Epic's battle cry: better profits for developers and more choices for users. But in order to effect any significant change, Epic Games is employing some business strategies to get developers on its side. Those same strategies, however, are causing gamers and even some developers to draw the line in the sand, splitting the gaming community into sometimes very vocal camps.

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