The move could breath some life into the mixed-reality headset but before it happens Apple and Epic Games will have to bury the hatchet over their legal disputes. Epic has been at legal war with Apple over taking a huge cut of profits.
The source of the rumour is Victor Lerp, Unreal Engine XR Product Specialist at Epic Games who has said that the company is actively exploring native support for Apple Vision Pro.
In Unreal Engine's developer forums, Lerp turned up in a thread titled "Support for Apple Vision Pro in Unreal" Someone had posted "Please tell me there is support coming?" and in June Lerp had first responded "We don't have any information to share at the moment, but stay tuned for the future."
Four days ago, Lerp returned to the thread with an update. "Internally we're exploring native Unreal Engine support for Apple Vision Pro, but it's too early for us to share details on the extent of support or timeline. We have access to the public SDK's like everyone else, and there's nothing fundamentally stopping us, or you, from developing support, or shipping Apple Vision Pro applications with Unreal Engine."
The VR blog notes that this follows Unreal Engine 5.2's native support for Apple Silicon Macs."