Epic has confirmed that its Unreal Engine 3 will now offer support for Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology.
“Today’s announcement means that licensees of the world’s most successful game engine will be able to take full advantage of integrated 3D Vision technology support and offer an unprecedented level of immersion in their upcoming games,” said Nvidia spokesperson Tony Tamasi.
“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 a theater-quality 3D development platform to the more than 200,000 current users worldwide.”
Tamasi noted that Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 currently powers some of the most successful games in the marketplace including: Gears of War and Gears of War 2, Shadow Complex, BioShock 2, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Borderlands and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Meanwhile, Nvidia spokesperson Bryan Del Rizzo told TG Daily that 3D as a medium will become “all pervasive.”
“We think it is the future of entertainment. But it is obvious that expectations for 3D radically changed after James Cameron upped the ante with Avatar. So, now the industry has to get to the point where both hardware and content are capable of delivering a comparable experience at home,” explained Del Rizzo.
“We at Nvidia know the holy grail of 3D entertainment is affordable price points and a game or movie that makes the viewer/player sit up and truly say ‘wow.’ And that is why we are working with developers to help achieve that goal. In essence, we want people to get excited about 3D because it is better, not different. And they are, because it definitely is, right now in 2010.”