Epic's Rein talks Surface's Xbox gaming credentials

Ben Parfitt
Epic's Rein talks Surface's Xbox gaming credentials

One of the world’s leading developers sees Microsoft’s new Surface tablet as a viable games platform for the years ahead.

Epic co-founder Mark Rein has expressed his desire to get his company’s Unreal Engine – one of the cornerstones of modern games development – up and running on the device.

“Microsoft NAILS IT!” Rein wrote on Twitter. “Way to go Microsoft! Surface looks AWESOME! Can't wait to get some Unreal Engine games on those babies!”

Furthermore, Rein speculates that Surface’s gaming aspiration may run even deeper, with possible support for console hardware.

“Microsoft: I suppose, being a proper Windows 8 device, that Surface will fully support the Xbox game controller. If so: bravo!” he added.

“Future looks even better for gamers on all sorts of awesome platforms and I'm super happy that we'll power all sorts of great experiences...”

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