Epic Brings NVIDIA 3D Vision Support to Unreal Engine 3

By Josh Wright

March 11, 2010

NVIDIA is everywhere and 3D gaming will be better for it. Epic Games and NVIDIA announced today NVIDIA 3D Vision technology support to Unreal Engine 3. This world’s most popular engine will be getting a significant boost into the world of 3D gaming. Developers and licensees of the Unreal Engine 3 will be able to take full advantage of integrated 3D Vision technology support and offer a level of game play like nothing seen before.

“The combination of Unreal Engine 3 and 3D Vision makes already amazing games even more jaw dropping,” said Mark Rein, vice president at Epic Games. “If you haven’t seen Unreal Engine 3 in 3D, you won’t believe how realistic it is! We’re excited to offer this technology for free to our licensees and can’t wait to see what people create with it.”, vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “It’s now easier than ever to add state-of-the-art stereoscopic 3D effects to your Unreal Engine 3-based creations.” Tamasi“Having the number one 3D engine on the planet embrace 3D Vision is fantastic news for UE3 licensees, UDK users and gamers,” says Tony

Here is a list of facts you need to know before you go and get happy about this announcement. Chances are, you might not be able to enjoy it just yet without an upgrade:

Facts about NVIDIA® 3D Vision and Unreal Engine 3:

Epic Games and NVIDIA have worked together to integrate “out of the box” support for NVIDIA® 3D Vision technology into Unreal Engine 3.

Unreal Engine 3 is the engine that 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.

The updated version of Unreal Engine 3 and UDK will be available in the near future for all licensees allowing games developed with that revision (or later) to deliver “out of the box” support for 3D vision.

3D Vision is the world’s leading consumer 3D solution and supports PC gaming, photographs, videos, Blu-ray 3D, and 3D Web browsing.

3D Vision consists of wireless, active-shutter glasses and wireless USB emitter and can work with compatible 120Hz desktop LCDs, 3D TVs and projectors. A NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTX or higher GPU is also required.

3D gaming is definitely on the way. With the upcoming release of 3D capable HDTVs and games, players can expect a transition in the coming days. Check back with DualShockers as we bring you the latest information on 3D gaming and what it may mean for you.

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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