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Aug
29
2012

Unreal Engine 3 debuts on Windows 8

Epic Games, Inc., in collaboration with NVIDIA, today presented the first public demonstration of Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) running on Windows 8 and Windows RT during 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.”

Read more at NVIDIA’s blog, http://blogs.nvidia.com/?p=14245.

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

In other Unreal Engine-related event news, Epic’s senior technical artist and level designer, Alan Willard, will showcase the Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) “Elemental” real-time demonstration this Saturday, September 1, at NVIDIA’s PAX Prime booth (#3747) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PDT.

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