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Windows RT to support Unreal Engine 3

by Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2012 11:00am PDT

Unreal Engine 3 continues to expand its reach to new devices. Epic Games has announced that the ubiquitous multiplatform engine will be available on Windows RT when it launches later this year.

For the uninitiated, Windows RT is a version of Windows 8 that will run on ARM devices, such as tablets and Surface. Unlike Windows 8, RT will only run software available through the Windows Store, making it more like iOS than previous versions of Windows.

To showcase Unreal Engine 3 on Windows RT, Epic showed off a fully ported version of Epic Citadel using DirectX 9 running on the Tegra 3-powered Asus Vivo Tab RT. As Nvidia points out, today's announcement means that Windows RT can quickly and easily support many existing PC and Xbox games. "This is a big leap forward for the Windows ecosystem as not only is one of the top game engines now available for developers to begin working with, it is also the full PC implementation. This gives developers unprecedented support for porting PC and Xbox games to a mobile platform, and vice versa."

Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface are both expected to launch in October.




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