More news coming out from Nvidia during SIGGRAPH 2013 but this time instead of it being hardware related with showing off their upcoming Kepler GPU along with Project Logan which, when their forces are combined, create Voltron… I mean Tegra 5. This bit of news is in regards to software being shown off running on the Kepler GPU and it isn’t some little game engine or anything like that.
The real story isn’t so much that Unreal Engine 4 is being shown off on a mobile device running Nvidia’s Kepler GPU. The main point is that with the Kepler GPU supporting OpenGL 4.3 and DirectX 11, this brings mobile devices onto the same level as current PC and next-gen consoles when it comes to graphics capabilities. So it really isn’t a surprise to know that Unreal Engine 4 is running on all of this goodness that we will soon be fiddling with next year.
Starting today, NVIDIA’s engineers are demonstrating Unreal Engine 4-powered desktop PC game content … It’s all running on a chip no bigger than a fingernail, and is just a taste of what mobile Kepler will make possible. – Nvidia
This also means that developers can now seriously consider mobile, specifically Android, when it comes to developing their high-end games. Next year it shouldn’t be a surprise if we are reporting on PC and next-gen console titles also coming to Android and in full capacity and not some watered down version. Hopefully Nvidia releases a video or two so everyone can see some of this Unreal Engine 4 goodness.
Website Referenced: Nvidia’s Blog