In a huge pre-CES scoop, Anandtech’s Anand Lai Shimpi got to go hands-on with a tech demo of Unreal Engine 3, the engine that powers Xbox 360 and PC games like Gears of War 2, running on the most recent iPod Touch.
According to Epic VP Mark Rein, iPhone development will be a part of Epic’s plan in the near future, as well as other mobile ports. We should expect to see UE3 iPhone development kits eventually put in the hands of licensees, and even the public through the Unreal Development Kit (which currently only supports Windows).
This fifteen second video is pretty interesting, not because you can see a lot of the fancy graphical effects UE3 is known for, but because of the potential it suggests.
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