In a shocking turn of events Epic Games announces that the Unreal Engine will run on the Sony NGP. Guess there is really nothing shocking about this news, of course it's going to work on the Sony NGP. Read on for the official press release.
Gouki.com just received word that the Sony NGP will run the Unreal Engine 3 - which of course is one of the standards in the industry. Figure that the announcement had to be made sooner or late that the two companies we're going to work together, this "announcement" was a little obvious. Here's the press release:
Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 Available for the Next Generation Portable Entertainment System from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
CARY, N.C. - February 24, 2011 - Epic Games, Inc. announces Unreal Engine 3 support for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE). Developers may now license Epic's award-winning engine technology for NGP.
Epic Games' founder Tim Sweeney presented a real-time preview of a large, outdoor environment running on NGP at PlayStation®Meeting 2011 last month in Tokyo, demonstrating a sweeping panorama full of particle systems, animating characters and atmospheric lighting effects.
"We were very proud to be onstage with SCE to give the world just a taste of what Unreal Engine 3 can do on NGP," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. "NGP raises the bar for the performance of handheld platforms with its multi-core GPU and shader-based, multi-core CPU. This makes Unreal Engine 3 a particularly advantageous fit for NGP. Furthermore, multiple UE3 licensees are already working with NGP, some of which have indicated they intend to release their games for the platform's launch."
"We see NGP as a true game-changer with a perfect combination of performance, innovative controls and gamer appeal that make it truly a high-end console in your pocket," said Sweeney.
For more information, visit www.epicgames.com/technology.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across platforms. Unreal Engine 3's highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations and digital films and television shows. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained through the Unreal Technology website atwww.unrealtechnology.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its "Unreal" series, including "Unreal Tournament 3" for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic's "Gears of War" franchise has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won more than 50 Game of the Year awards. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the five-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine's Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past three years. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at www.epicgames.com.
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