Oculus Rift really wants to make sure its devs are pampered.
Just a few days ago, we reported that Oculus Rift had partnered with Unity to offer a four month extended trial of Unity Pro to Oculus Rift developers for free. Being an Oculus Rift developer means to be pampered, apparently. Recently, Oculus Rift announced that a custom version of the Unreal Development Kit would be shipping with every Oculus Rift development kit. Those who are UE3 full source licensees will receive a free integration code for the Oculus Rift.
“Developers have used Unreal Engine technology to create some of the most memorable games in history,” said CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney. “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.”
The custom Oculus UDK features the Epic Citadel tech demo. With it, Oculus Rift devs can explore a castle and village setting using the Oculus Rift's VR capabilities.
The Oculus Rift development kit will begin shipping out to Kickstarter backers starting at the end of this month. The custom version of UDK will be available at the Oculus Developer Center in the beginning of April.