Unreal Engine 3 comes to the Mac OS X platform

Posted on Sep 21 2011 - 11:33pm by Julius

The PC has always been one of the most dominant gaming platforms, and it benefits far more users than those who use the Mac OS X. Apple’s desktop operating system has not embraced gaming jsut yet, with only a limited number of games, such as Starcraft, Diablo and Warcraft, released for the system. Now, it seems that it will change with Epic Games announcing that a native Unreal Engine 3 will support the Mac platform.

“Unreal Engine 3 supports developing for Apple’s Macintosh platform for easy cross-platform distribution,” Epic Games wrote on its website. “The development process is virtually identical for games to be run on the Mac platform, but the packaging and deployment process does require some additional steps.”

Epic Games’ announcement comes four years after they said that Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War will be available on the Mac OS X, and two years after it became available on iOS. Unfortunately, these games have not yet found its way on the platform.

The latest update of the Unreal Development Kit allows multi-display support for the iOS through the AirPlay technology or an HDMI cable. Currently, RAGE HD and Infinity Blade uses the game engine, but more games are to be released by developers Gameloft and LucasArts.

The final version of Infinity Blade became an instant hit, bringing in millions in revenue for the company. Even Ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs called Unreal 3D environment’s iOS version “remarkable.”

The Unreal Development Kit is available for download at the UDK website for free.


via: UDK.com

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