Epic Games will be making their Unreal Engine 3 available for third-party development on the NGP. Given the populairty of the engine that’s pretty big news for Sony’s new handheld.
To go with the announcement, Epic’s Tim Sweeney spoke a little about the device, giving it high praise. He said: “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.”
VP Mark Rein also offered his comments: “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 were very proud to be onstage with SCE to give the world just a taste of what Unreal Engine 3 can do on NGP”.
Expect plenty of NGP support from both the developer and their engine going forward, then.