Unreal 3 Engine on Iphone 3GS/Ipod touch: Epic what about the Wii
After years of Epic lying to us that unreal engine was only possible on premium HD systems such as the Xbox360 , PS3 and not the Wii. Now the have gone ahead and ported it to the IPhone platform. Via anandtech
I got together with Mark Rein last week and he showed me an Unreal Engine 3 tech demo running on a 3rd generation iPod Touch. The same Unreal Engine 3 that powers Gears of War 2, running on an iPod Touch. The engine also works on the iPhone 3GS, and Mark tells me that we’ll see it on another mobile platform at CES (hmm…).
The demo is both playable and has a flythrough. It’s using a modified Unreal Tournament level previously shown off at GDC. A virtual thumbstick on the left side of the screen controls your movement, while tracking your thumb in the lower right corner of the screen controls the camera. Just tap the screen to shoot. Mark said this is a tech test bed and they’re experimenting with several different control schemes including ones with tilt.
Epic after all you talk of how unscaleable for the Wii, the go ahead and do this. I love me some Gears of war. But serious. Talk about not capitalizing on a new market base with you engine.