Epic Games, the brains behind popular games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, have decided to compete with gaming companies on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by bringing games to iOS devices that focus on utilizing the hardware. In an interview with Gamasutra, Epic’s studio president, Mike Capps goes into more detail about the expansion to iOS devices.
The Unreal Engine, the heart of most hardcore games, is making it’s way to iOS devices. Capps explains in the interview that these tools will make their way into the hands of Unreal Engine Developers, which means that games that use Unreal Engine on other platforms (i.e. Xbox, Playstation, etc.) could essentially be ported to run on iOS devices.
Capps notes that some games that push the boundaries of the Xbox, PS3, and other gaming devices will most likely need to rewrite some of the game so that it will work on hardware that doesn’t have as much power.
You can read the interview in its entirety on Gamasutra.
At the Apple Music Event, Epic gave a demo of their forthcoming iPhone/iPad game called Project Sword based on the Unreal Engine. While it won’t be out until later this year, iOS users can download a sneak peak (called Epic Citadel) and explore the environment in amazing detail.
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