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Video: Full Unreal Engine 3 running on Windows 8/RT

Epic brings full PC-spec engine to new Windows tablet devices

Epic and nVidia have released a video offering the first demonstration of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 running on a Windows 8/RT tablet device.

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The popular engine is seen running the Citadel demo which has been previously used to demonstrate the tech on iOS platforms.

Crucially, Epic says it has brought the full PC-spec Unreal Engine 3 to the platform - not a cut-back mobile port - which will offer Windows RT developers the full UE3 feature set.

"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," saysEpic Games vice president 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."

Here's the video, showing the Citadel demo running on an Asus Vivo Tab RT.

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