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Epic Shows off Unreal Engine 3 Running on iPhone

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 40 comments

Could you imagine exploring Rapture or scoring multi-kills in an iPhone game?

The Unreal Engine has successfully cracked into the console space in a big way. Now the games engine, once exclusively a PC-based engine, is powering many blockbuster titles on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Now the Unreal Engine 3 has made its way to the iPhone.

Our friends at AnandTech visited their local Epic Games studios and grabbed a sneak peek at Unreal Engine running on an iPod Touch third-gen, which means it will also run similarly on an iPhone 3GS.

Epic said that the demo doesn't mean that it, or its licensing partners, are breaking into iPhone game development, but it does show off what is possible on the little pocketable device.

Epic also said that it will be demonstrating the Unreal Engine on another mobile platform at CES, so stay tuned!

Unreal Engine 3 on the iPod Touch

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    ktasley , December 22, 2009 8:01 PM
    I expected the video to be a demo of what the article was talking about.

    It's an AT&T ad?
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    randerson , December 22, 2009 8:01 PM
    wrong video. They need a video edit button
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    randerson , December 22, 2009 8:02 PM
    wrong video
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  • 22 Hide
    ktasley , December 22, 2009 8:01 PM
    I expected the video to be a demo of what the article was talking about.

    It's an AT&T ad?
  • 13 Hide
    randerson , December 22, 2009 8:01 PM
    wrong video. They need a video edit button
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    kyeana , December 22, 2009 8:02 PM
    Quote:
    Epic also said that it will be demonstrating the Unreal Engine on another mobile platform at CES, so stay tuned!


    Can i hear an Android? Hopefully? :) 
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    randerson , December 22, 2009 8:02 PM
    wrong video
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    toastninja17 , December 22, 2009 8:04 PM
    Ok so my question is why is there a AT&T ad in this article when that has nothing to do with it..
  • 1 Hide
    Anonymous , December 22, 2009 8:24 PM
    For a moment I thought youtube was using ads in their video's...
    What a lame article, AT&T sucks anyways!
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    Ehsan w , December 22, 2009 8:32 PM
    wow....guys....
    wrong link....can you plz get the next one right?
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    Ehsan w , December 22, 2009 8:34 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzts8tsKuHs
    that looks pretty amazing
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    Anonymous , December 22, 2009 8:53 PM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzts8tsKuHs&feature=player_embedded
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    backin5 , December 22, 2009 8:55 PM
    Well, Soldier37, since you asked so nicely:

    I guess the postcards symbolize whatever is left of Luke Wilson's career, as he throws it away...

    (though frankly I couldn't care less about AT&T as I don't live in the US)
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    reddozen , December 22, 2009 9:00 PM
    if it will run on the iphone, then it will run on the palm pre. they run on the same hardware under the shiny cases.
  • 4 Hide
    jerreece , December 22, 2009 9:21 PM
    LOL I have to join many others by saying I can't believe how many video links have been bad lately. ;) 
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    Abrahm , December 22, 2009 10:07 PM
    I'd rather see it on Android. Wonder if that is in the future?
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    fonzy , December 22, 2009 10:14 PM
    I imagine the next iphone due out next year will have better hardware and be able to run it pretty smooth.

    As for at&t I hope Verizon carries the iphone by then.
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    scurvywombat , December 22, 2009 10:35 PM
    Controls look similar to the COD Zombies that's out for Iphone.
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    rambo117 , December 22, 2009 10:56 PM
    Well, the video was pretty Epic fail
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    griffed88 , December 22, 2009 10:58 PM
    I hope the new platform they show the unreal engine on is the psp. If the ipod touch can do then the psp should definitely be able to
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    matt87_50 , December 22, 2009 11:22 PM
    kyeanaCan i hear an Android? Hopefully?


    the droid has the same setup as the iPhone apparently, should be easy to put it on that. if its got a c++ api...

    Surely it would take decades to port a whole engine to java? not to mention all the game developers would die a bit inside.

    reddozenif it will run on the iphone, then it will run on the palm pre. they run on the same hardware under the shiny cases.


    doesn't it use some sort of web api? like java script or something? I'm sure game devs would quit before trying to port to that...
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    rawoysters , December 22, 2009 11:25 PM
    FPS on a phone - fail, no interest whatsoever.
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    darkknight22 , December 23, 2009 12:04 AM
    Anyone surprised? You shouldn't be. I don't know how you can possibly make a post and not even glance at it once to make sure it was done correctly. You don't even have to read it, just look at the video screen cap and you can clearly see that it doesn't jive with what you just wrote.

    I mean honestly, this is your job here, do you not care?
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