Unreal Engine 3 supporting Windows 8

Licensees can access Windows RT code at Epic's Unreal Developer Network
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Unreal Engine 3 is to support Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8.

Epic and Nvidia demonstrated the engine running on Windows 8 and Windows RT during Asus’ press conference at the IFA 2012 electronics trade show in Berlin.

A live, real-time demonstration of Epic’s Epic Citadel app, already released for iOS and Flash, was shown on an Asus Vivo Tab RT – formerly known as Tablet 600.

“The Unreal Engine 3-powered Epic Citadel demonstration for Windows RT tablets implements our full DirectX 9 pipeline, with shaders and materials, all running beautifully on Tegra 3,” said Epic Games VP Mark Rein.

“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.”

Unreal Engine 3 licensees can access Windows RT code at Epic’s Unreal Developer Network.

Read more about the live demonstration on Nvidia’s blog.