It feels like yesterday we brought out 3.6 and got a lot of great news on the release. Since then, we have seen many amazing new projects coming from the engine, and the excitement has helped us move forward on a few projects.
We had a few smaller and bug updates in some of our past minor updates. But this time, developers will find more than just simple updates. We’ve added a substantial addition to the engine – Cocos Creator XR.
Cocos Creator XR
With the rise of the concept of the metaverse, XR is regarded as a bridge between reality and virtuality, which has once again attracted widespread attention and discussion. According to the latest data released by IDC, the global shipment of XR equipment in 2021 has historically exceeded 10 million units. At the same time, domestic and foreign leading Internet companies such as Tencent, ByteDance, Facebook, and Microsoft have entered the market, and the XR industry has developed. The future is promising.
In this edition of Cocos creator, we are adding Cocos Creator XR, which helps the efficient development of XR content and provides multiple and convenient templates and tools for developers to develop the metaverse.
XR refers to a highly immersive real and virtual combined digital environment with a new generation of hardware devices as the core and new interaction methods as the medium. It is a general term for AR, VR, MR, and other technologies. With the continuous improvement of the network environment, hardware capabilities, and the acceptance of the crowd, the commercialization path of XR technology on the consumer and industrial sides is becoming clearer and clearer.
Cocos Creator XR is still in Beta but will be available for testing with Cocos Creator 3.6.1, and we recommend sharing any issues you have on it in our forums and Discord to help improve our work.
Other Key Items
- Support text shadow, italic on the iOS platform
- Now you can play *.wav audio properly on Windows
- Support for tif and tiff format images
- Added the feature of saving image data on native platforms