Epic's Unreal Engine 3, which powers a vast majority of games, on both PC and console platforms, is all set to receive native support for Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. The next version of Unreal Development Kit (UDK) is set to include a toolset for the popularized VR platform, which gives gamers an awesome 110° diagonal field of view. With the new UDK, one could expect an avalanche of game patches for most popular games, that do Unreal's bidding.
"Developers have used Unreal Engine technology to create some of the most memorable games in history," said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games. "We view virtual reality as a massive technological step forward, and are arming all developers with the tools to create game experiences that represent the future. Our partnership with Oculus will bring the highest quality experiences to virtual reality games."
Slated for the first week of April, the new UDK will include an updated Epic Citadel cross-platform tech-demo, which depicts a graphics-rich medieval castle village, with Oculus Rift support to go on.