New Unreal Engine 4 update brings official ARKit and ARCore support

Epic Games updated its Unreal Engine to v. 4.18 this week, slipping in a smorgasbord of changes aimed at improving performance and giving devs more tools to make games across more platforms.

While this is chiefly of note to devs using UE4, it’s interesting to skim through the 4.18 release notes and see that Epic has added official support for two notable augmented reality platforms: Apple’s ARKit, and the developer preview version of Google’s ARCore.

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Google launches ARCore augmented reality SDK

Google has launched a new devkit called ARCore to help budding creators start making augmented reality experiences of their own.

In a nutshell, ARCore is a platform for building augmented reality apps on Android. It uses three key technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world — as seen though your smartphone camera.

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