Unreal Engine 3 soon in your pocket

Epic Games is extending the reach of its Unreal Engine 3 by including Apple’s latest devices. The engine has already been adjusted to run on the iPhone 3GS as well as the third generation iPod Touch, AnandTech reports, though since it requires OpenGL ES 2.0, it will only work on those and not on older models.

Epic’s Mark Rein says that we’ll be seeing the engine announced for another mobile platform at CES as well — Zune, Google’s Nexus One? — and that licensees will be able to get their hands on the tech in the near future, making it very easy for developers who are already familiar with the engine’s toolset to start creating games for yet another platform.

Check below for a short video showing the UE3 tech demo being played on an iPod Touch.