Epic’s Mark Rein: 3DS likely below minimum specs for Unreal Engine

By on October 12, 2010

Developer not working on any software for Nintendo’s handheld.

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Is the Nintendo 3DS powerful enough to render visuals as spectacular as those of the Unreal Engine-powered iPhone 4 demo Epic Citadel? Epic Games vice president Mark Rein doesn’t think so.

“It’s below our [minimum specifications], from what we can tell. We don’t have a 3DS, so there’s no way for us to verify that, but everything we’ve been led to believe is that it’s below our min-spec,” Rein said in an interview with Joystiq. “You couldn’t do a game that looks like [Epic Citadel] on it, for example.”

These visuals on a 3DS? Not likely, says Mark Rein.

He confirmed that Epic currently has no plans to develop any titles or indeed a version of the Unreal Engine for the handheld, which is due to release in Japan in February.

“We really don’t know enough about it to make a formal comment, but I think if they considered that our engine would be good on it, they would have probably talked to us about it,” he said.


To quote one Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Super Mario and Legend of Zelda), "Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll."

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