Unreal Engine 4 adds full support for Nintendo Switch

Also gets Google Cardboard and Daydream support

Unreal Engine 4 adds full support for Nintendo Switch

Epic Games has added full support for the Nintendo Switch to its Unreal Engine in the latest update to the tech.

Early support for the console had been added in February 2017 as part of Unreal Engine's 4.15 update. The 4.16 update however adds full support for Nintendo's platform, along with the source code for the engine.

Developers who wish to use Unreal Engine for Switch development must first be approved by Nintendo. They can then apply to Epic for access to the Unreal Engine 4 source code.

Catching up

Access to the source code also comes with membership to a Switch developer-only forum, in which devs can share issues and tips with other developers.

The move brings Unreal Engine in line with Unity, which released its Switch update in April 2017. The update also brought in support for Google Cardboard and Daydream.


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