Epic Games announces Unreal Engine support for Microsoft HoloLens 2

Epic Games announces Unreal Engine support for Microsoft HoloLens 2

Epic Games announced that support for Microsoft HoloLens 2 will be coming to Unreal Engine 4 starting in May 2019. The announcement was made during an onstage presentation by Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney during the Microsoft keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

This development has been highly anticipated by augmented reality (AR) communities across entertainment, visualization, manufacturing, design and education. In a future release, Unreal Engine will fully support HoloLens 2 with streaming and native platform integration. Unreal Engine support for HoloLens 1 currently enables streaming to the device.

Sweeney said, “AR is the platform of the future for work and entertainment, and Epic will continue to champion all efforts to advance open platforms for the hardware and software that will power our daily lives.”