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.


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