Varjo has received a MegaGrant from Epic Games to further develop its mixed reality support for Unreal Engine professional applications.
The Epic MegaGrant is a $100 million program that supports creators doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.
The sizable MegaGrant will be utilised to support of the Varjo XR-1 Developer Edition headset as part of the mainline offering of Unreal Engine, strengthening immersive solutions for enterprises worldwide.
“Varjo currently provides one of the most advanced mixed reality hardware and software solutions for demanding industrial use,” said Sebastian Loze, industry manager for simulations at Epic Games.
“We are excited to soon have mainline support for Varjo products in the primary Unreal distribution to continue delivering the highest-end visualsation for our customers.
“The addition of new mixed reality features in Unreal Engine enables a new class of application development.”
“With OpenXR as the target interface, developers will, for the first time, have access to the industry’s most advanced enterprise-grade mixed reality features to support composing real and virtual environments for a wide variety of applications,” said John Burwell, global lead of simulation and training at Varjo.
“Planned features include full support for Varjo’s photorealistic visual fidelity, eye tracking and real-time chroma keying.
“The resulting solution is likely to position Unreal Engine as the most advanced platform for enterprise mixed reality development.”
Varjo’s key customers currently include Volvo Cars, Boeing Starliner, FlightSafety International, and Lockheed Martin.
The Varjo XR-1 headset featured in DEVELOP3D’s D3D 30 list of the 30 technologies from around the world that could impact your product development workflow in 2020.