News – Epic Games Releases June 2010 Unreal Development Kit Beta

The new version of the UDK (June) is now available (thank you Epic for making this free):

CARY, NC (June 25, 2010) – Epic Games, Inc. today released the June 2010 UDK Beta, the latest version of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides uncompromised access to the award-winning toolset used in blockbuster video games, 3D simulations, digital films and more.

Epic is committed to providing the UDK community with regular software releases at no charge, and the latest beta is available now at http://www.udk.com/download.

Check out the best UDK games and applications at http://www.udk.com/showcase. Our latest featured project is a first-person tower defense game called Sanctum. Developed by Coffee Stain Studios, Sanctum features a beautiful science fiction world in which players safeguard towns from hostile alien invaders by building defensive structures and using upgradeable handheld weapons.

Are you working on something really cool? Post your work in the Project Show-Off forums, where links to tech demos, gameplay videos and screenshots are welcome.

Don’t forget, it’s easy and secure to obtain a commercial UDK license online. Our FAQ can help you determine which type of license is right for you.

This month’s beta release includes lots of upgrades, including:
Numerous skeletal mesh improvements
Improved bloom with added properties
New HUD texture visualization tool
FBX support for custom normals
Penumbra scale adjustment in Lightmass
Game Caster virtual camera support

The full list of upgrades is here: http://www.udk.com/news-beta-june2010.html .

And you can download it here: http://www.udk.com/download.html .

A couple of images taken from the Epic page to show the new improvements:

Vertex Colors and Multiple UV Sets for Skeletal Meshes

Bloom Improvements


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