Unreal Engine 3 to debut on Windows 8

10:10 AM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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Epic Games has revealed that Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) will make its public debut on Windows 8, Microsoft's next PC operating system, and the tablet-based Windows RT.  The unveiling occurred during computer manufacturer Asus' press conference at the IFA 2012 electronics trade show in Berlin.

A live, real-time demonstration of Epic's "Epic Citadel" app, which has been released for iOS and Flash, was shown on the Asus Vivo Tab RT, the device formerly known as Tablet 600.

"The Unreal Engine 3-powered 'Epic Citadel' demonstration for Windows RT tablets implements our full DirectX 9 pipeline, with shaders and materials, all running beautifully on Tegra 3," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games.  "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."

Epic also announced that Unreal Engine 3 licensees may access Windows RT code at the Unreal Developer Network.


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