3D Vision support added to Unreal Engine 3
Epic Games and NVIDIA have teamed up to add 3D support to Unreal Engine 3
NVIDIA and Epic Games have announced the addition of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology support for Unreal Engine 3, the engine that powers the Gears of War and Mass Effect video game series.
3D Vision is only compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and it consists of wireless, active-shutter glasses and a wireless USB emitter that can work with compatible 120Hz desktop LCDs, 3D TVs and projectors. Apart from being used for PC gaming, it is also used for viewing photographs, videos, Blu-ray 3D and 3D Web browsing.
Epic’s popular Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free version of Unreal Engine 3, will also benefit from the addition of 3D Vision support, bringing what the companies say is a “theater-quality 3D development platform to the more than 200,000 current users worldwide”.
Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, says “Epic and NVIDIA share a commitment to advancing the state of PC gaming. The addition of 3D Vision support to our Unreal Engine 3 will dramatically enhance the gaming experience. We are very excited to see the future of gaming in 3D.”
Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision technology at NVIDIA, says, “3D really brings a new level of immersion to games, and we are ecstatic that Unreal Engine 3 licensees will be able to offer this 3D capability in their upcoming titles. Epic and NVIDIA share a common philosophy in that we love PC gaming. This will further solidify the PC as the preeminent gaming platform. ”