We enjoyed the beautiful graphics offered by the Unreal Engine 3 on our PC with titles like Borderlands and the sequel, Gears of War, Infinity Blade on iOS and Tuork. These are to name just a few as the the list is much longer with the UDK (Unreal Development Kit) for version 4 available for developers since July this year. To bring Unreal Engine 3 is a major breakthrough for Nvidia and this is just the begining.
At the first press day of the IFA technology trade fair held in Berlin, NVIDIA showed the Unreal Engine 3 flagship demo known as Epic Citadel on a ASUS Windows RT tablet powered by Tegra. The demo ran on the latest announced ASUS Vivo Tab RT tablet. Epic Citadel is developed on the Unreal 3 graphics engine, behind some of the most popular PC games. The version presented at the press event is fully implemented, available for PC games, which will allow game developers to provide support for NVIDIA Tegra and Windows RT. It will also give developers unprecedented support for porting PC and Xbox games to a mobile platform, and vice versa. Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games stated:
“By porting the full engine as opposed to a modified mobile version, NVIDIA and Epic have made it easy for UE3 developers around the world to bring their best content to Windows RT, Windows 8 and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor. Windows RT code is available to licensees from Epic now and we’re excited to see the great games they develop with it.”
NVIDIA states that this is just one of the things it’s doing to support the Windows RT platform. We can expect further announcements closer to the Windows RT launch on Oct. 26. In the mean time enjoy the demo video: