by Ashu Rege

This morning NVIDIA demonstrated the Unreal Engine 3 flagship demo known as Epic Citadel on a Windows RT tablet powered by Tegra.

This took place at the ASUS Vivo Tab RT (the device formerly known as Tablet 600) press conference held at IFA 2012 this week in Berlin. This was the first public showing of an Unreal Engine 3-based application on the Windows RT platform.

Porting Unreal Engine 3 to Windows 8 and Windows RT represents a joint effort by NVIDIA and Epic, and was made available to developers as of last week.

Originally developed by Epic Games, creators of blockbuster gaming franchises such as Gears of War and Infinity Blade, Unreal Engine 3 is considered a category leader with more than 20 technology awards. It operates on nine platforms, with more than 20 integrated technologies and has been licensed for more than 225 game titles.

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.

“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.”

This is just one of the things NVIDIA is doing to support the Windows RT platform. Stay tuned for more great announcements as we get closer to Windows RT launch on Oct. 26.

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  • Mathieu Dalpé

    Windows Phone 8 too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allen-Williams/1389687638 Allen Williams

    Will we get it on windows phone 8 as well?

  • http://raptr.com/DeathStrikeVirus DeathStrikeVirus

    Not interested in Windows 8, I’d rather see them finish the Linux release.

  • ashurege

    Thanks for your interest in the Unreal Engine for other platforms. There is always work happening for multiple platforms, but we’re not in a position to comment on which platforms or when they may be available. When Epic is ready to share that, we’ll help them get the word out.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OMAFLPB4DNJ7ACFCJAWOPR2DNQ Tommy

    Linux is dead. No one cares. I rather them put time into Windows 8.

  • http://twitter.com/Shadow_024 Shadow 024

    Will this be for all chipsets or is it a Tegra 3 specific thing, similarly to the Tegra Zone on android?

  • http://metin2wiki.ru CSRedRat

    May be.. Without XNA must have!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pylaochos Tomek Milewski

    In your small world this might be true. But linux is implemented in the most servers and computing platforms such as CERN’s.

  • Ghislain Harvey

    Linux is dead for end users if you prefer. It will only stay in my router / toaster. Its the only place where this belong.

  • Petter

    So is this WinRT or old apis aka Win32/WOA?

  • Himmat Singh

    So Epic Citadel runs on Windows 8 RT running Tegra 3…will it run on an Android Tegra 3 tablet as well? 

  • http://jcsesecuneta.com/ JC Sese-Cuneta (謝施洗)

     To you, yes.  To the end users, no.  Don’t speak for us, you don’t represent us “end users”.

  • http://photosynth.net/userprofilepage.aspx?user=Nathanael Nate Lawrence

    WinRT = WOA

  • Petter

    WinRT = Windows Runtime, WOA = Windows RT with both Win32 for WOA accessible by Microsoft only and Windows Runtime for ARM/Windows RT for third parties. Some third party stuff on Window RT will obviously still be native Win32/ARM stuff like drivers. Different runtimes. I.e. is this new API’s or old ones?

  • B_Manx

    you want them to rewrite from XNA to java? probably not

  • Disqusting


    In short: it’s not Linux you should be worrying about. It’s Android.