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Unreal Engine 4.2 update to add vehicles, blueprints and more

The next iteration of Epic Games' next-gen game engine, Unreal Engine 4, will add support for vehicles, a new camera animation system and assets, technical writer Ian Shadden announced via the game's blog.

Update 4.2, due out soon, offers more in-depth editing options and blueprint functions. Users will be able to draw canvas UI straight to a texture, create vehicles with a template and debug animations with more commands, in addition to a large number of improvements and bug fixes. The full list is available on the Unreal Engine website.

In a livestream today, Epic discussed update 4.2, answered questions and announced meet-ups on May 22 in Sweden and May 25 in Portland. You can watch the stream on Twitch; check out the 25-minute mark for more on update 4.2.

In March, Epic Games announced that it would give Unreal Engine 4 users "access to everything" the engine has to offer for $19 a month and a 5 percent royalty fee on game sales. Earlier this month, the company also announced that it's working on the next entry in the Unreal Tournament franchise, titled Unreal Tournament, for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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