Unreal Tools Now Widely Available for iOS Developers
Epic Games has released the UDK with iOS support. While this may not mean much to gamers, yet, it is a huge step for developers looking to create the next Gears of War or Infinity Blade for the iPhone, as they now have access to the very same toolset used by Epic.
UDK’s iOS development feature set includes:
-The full source and content for “Epic Citadel,” plus an additional castle demo map
-Support for major Unreal Engine 3 desktop features, including the award-winning Unreal Editor
"With the tremendous success of Infinity Blade, we couldn’t be happier to put our free tools into the hands of iOS developers all over the world," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. "We’ve proven what Unreal Engine 3 can accomplish on mobile, and we’re ready to usher in a new wave of amazing handheld games and applications."
As the Unreal engine has fueled countless third party PC and console games for the past several years, it will be interesting to see the spike (we hope) in quality 3D games popping up throughout 2011 and beyond.