HDR10+ Technologies LLC, an industry group with over 150 adopters and more than 8000 supported devices, has announced a new HDR10+ Gaming plug-in for Unreal Engine. HDR10+ Gaming maximizes HDR (high dynamic range) display output and brightness levels without the need for manual user set-up.
HDR10+ provides a wide range of features, including outstanding brightness and color, robust standardization, ease of use, and worldwide certification; along with no licensing fees and seamless compatibility with HDR10 content. The new plug-in has been specifically designed to deliver engaging gameplay, with low latency and a more immersive and realistic gaming experience across a variety of consumer electronics products.
In contrast to SDR (standard dynamic range) games, HDR offers greater detail in dark and light image areas, along with higher contrast and wider color. However, rendering HDR onto displays can be challenging, given the different models available. Both game developers and players require displays that are very accurate, to realize the highest quality HDR performance possible.
The HDR10+ Gaming plug-in is available to Unreal Engine users free of charge and ensures more seamless implementation and greater visual accuracy, from the game engine to the display. The new plug-in’s benefits include convenient automatic calibration; optimized dynamic HDR rendering; low latency operation; and a more simplified QA test process. All of this enables developers to save time and preserve resources.
The new Unreal Engine plug-in also utilizes the latest NVIDIA HDR NVAPI SDK driver and conforms to the HDR10+ Gaming standard. In addition, HDR10+ Gaming is compatible with displays from Amazon Fire TV, Hisense, and Samsung. It will also be supported on the upcoming The First Descendant game developed by NEXON.
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