Unreal Tournament was my first experience with online gaming and I became hopelessly addicted to the game for several years (ask Clark). This morning I read that Epic Games was bringing the Unreal Engine 3 to iPod / iPhone, so it instantly caught my interest.
To my surprise, check out what Anand reveals in the opening of his article.
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 engine also works on the iPhone 3GS, and Mark tells me that we’ll see it on another mobile platform at CES (hmm…).Anand Lal ShimpiAnandTech
I’m sure other sites are going to speculate which mobile platform he is talking about, but I’m here to tell it has to be Android. The latest Unreal Engine requires OpenGL ES 2.0 which is currently supported in Android 2.0. The Motorola Droid also features the PowerVR SGX 530 GPU which is similar to what is found in the iPhone 3G S.
Epic Games plan to license the new Unreal Engine to other developers which could set off a wave of mobile games.
Think about this for a second: Android + Unreal Engine 3 + OpenGL Es 2.0 + multitouch + low latency of T-Mobile’s HSPA+
Head over to AnandTech for a couple of screens of the tech demo and check out the video sample below.
p.s. Hey Mark Rein, how can I get a demo at CES?