Bursting out on the internet today was a demo of Unreal Engine 3 on an ASUS Vivo Tab RT. This is the Epic Citadel flagship demo that has been at the center of Unreal Engine 3′s extreme popularity. Unreal Engine 3 has been used in games like Unreal Tournament 3, the Mass Effect and Batman series as well as Gears of War and Infinity Blade.
What makes this demo particularly interesting is that this is the full PC version Unreal Engine 3. That means that ports from games made for the PC and Xbox 360 can easily be brought to all Windows RT based tablets.
“The Unreal Engine 3-powered ‘Epic Citadel’ demonstration for Windows RT tablets implements the full DirectX 9 pipeline, with shaders and materials, all running beautifully on Tegra 3,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “By porting the full engine as opposed to a modified mobile version, NVIDIA and Epic have made it easy for UE3 developers around the world to bring their best content to Windows RT, Windows 8 and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor. Windows RT code is available to licensees from Epic now and we’re excited to see the great games they develop with it.”