Codename: NGP powered by Unreal Technology
The Unreal Engine, it’s been used in a lot of games. Batman to the Rainbow Six series on 360, however, Epic Games announced today that the Unreal Engine 3 will be available for use on the new Sony handheld gaming platform…the NGP. Imagine all of the games you get for that system, looking just as good as if you were playing them on a home gaming console. Tim Sweeny, Founder of Epic Games was quoted as saying this after their showing at the Playstation conference a month ago in Tokyo.
“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,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “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 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,“
No date or price has been announced for the handheld system yet. But expect one soon…like E3.