Epic: 3DS Is Below Unreal Engine 3 And Our Games Requirements

Most developers who've had access to Nintendo's upcoming 3DS are praising its hardware capabilities which - they claim - puts it somewhere between the original Xbox and the current gen Xbox 360, albeit on a smaller screen. Epic Games VP Mark Rein doesn't seem to that impressed though.

Rein has stated that Epic Games has no plans to port its famous Unreal Engine 3 or develop games for the 3DS since they believe its system specifications are below the minimum requirements for their software.

"We don't have a 3DS, so there's no way for us to verify that, but everything we've been led to believe is that it's below our min-spec," he said.

To make his point clear, Rein then said explicitly that he doesn't believe that the 3DS is capable of running the Unreal Engine 3 powered demo "Epic Citadel" which was released a few months ago for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

"Like I said, we really don't know enough about it to make a formal comment, but I think if they considered that our engine would be good on it, they would have probably talked to us about it," he mused.

Nintendo 3DS does sport a slower CPU and less RAM than the iPhone, but this should be offset - to an extent - by not having to run the bulky iOS as well as having all phone-related tasks running in the background. More details about the 3DS hardware specs can be found here.

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Most developers who’ve had access to Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS are praising its hardware capabilities which – they claim – puts it somewhere between the original Xbox and the current gen Xbox 360, albeit on a smaller screen. Epic Games VP Mark Rein doesn’t seem to that impressed though

Epic Games VP Mark Rein doesn’t seem to that impressed though

Mark Rein doesn’t seem to that impressed though

doesn’t seem to that impressed

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Well its the same as a PC vs

Well its the same as a PC vs console. The consoles have far less specs than a PC but are capable of running games rather well still.

The 3DS is in the same boat, its a gaming system and everything is designed around the gaming aspec. The iPhone is games made for a phone.

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