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Unreal vs Unity for Gear VR development

treytechtreytech Posts: 243
Art3mis
edited October 2014 in Samsung Gear VR
I'm at a crossroads here, and was wondering if anyone had any input on choosing Unreal vs Unity for Gear VR development. Does one have the edge over the other when it comes to optimizing for mobile? I'm really not an expert on android development, but hopefully some of you are.

Any thoughts?

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  • JotokutoraJotokutora Posts: 204
    Hiro Protagonist
    Most Rift developers tend to use Unity. I am dealing with Unreal 4 on the other hand. However, Unity 5 which is in Beta, and it will be pretty cool since it will support Global Illumination out of the box, while Unreal 4 doesn't. Epic wants to increase compatibility with Mobile devices with UE4.

    If you are a Unity developer, may as well stick to it. Most if not all current Gear VR demos have been done on Unity.
  • pittsburghjoepittsburghjoe Posts: 514
    Art3mis
    How is a developer supposed to test his app if gear vr doesn't connect to a desktop? You move rendered android files to your phone every time you change something? If the environment is closed ..do you have to have a developer key?
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  • treytechtreytech Posts: 243
    Art3mis
    How is a developer supposed to test his app if gear vr doesn't connect to a desktop? You move rendered android files to your phone every time you change something? If the environment is closed ..do you have to have a developer key?

    They said you would be able to test Gear VR apps on the DK2.
  • owenwpowenwp Posts: 677 Oculus Start Member
    Unreal does include realtime global illumination, it can be enabled with a console variable. But I don't know about on mobile, and it doesn't support GearVR yet. Once it does, it should run faster than Unity, especially with larger scenes.
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  • JotokutoraJotokutora Posts: 204
    Hiro Protagonist
    As far I know, It was announced Epics commitment to support Gear VR with Inreal 4. The question is when this will take place.
    Unreal 4.5 should be released soon, and I read that Gear's SDK will be released this month. Perhaps they will coincide? :?:
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