Unreal Engine games add Nvidia 3D display

Unreal Engine games add Nvidia 3D display

By Rob Crossley

March 16th 2010 at 12:52PM

Stereoscopic technology to be integrated into Epicâ??s leading engine

Nvidia has sealed a deal with Epic Games to bring stereoscopic 3D technology to PC titles built using the Unreal Engine.

Unreal-made PC games – which have in the past included Batman Arkham Asylum, Gears of War and Mass Effect 2 – will soon be able to integrate more easily with Nvidia’s 3D Vision package.

Out of the box support for the 3D technology will be available after Unreal Engine 3’s next update.

The chipmaker’s Vision package consists of wireless stereoscopic glasses and a USB emitter which, at least on PC monitors running at 120Hz, can bring games out into a full 3D display.

“The combination of Unreal Engine 3 and 3D Vision makes already amazing games even more jaw dropping,” said Epic Games vice president Mark Rein.

“If you haven’t seen Unreal Engine 3 in 3D, you won’t believe how realistic it is!” he added.

Nvidia’s 3D tech will also be available with the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free and modified version of Unreal Engine 3.

Nvidia’s VP of content and technology said Unreal was the “the number one 3D engine on the planet”.

He added, “it’s now easier than ever to add state-of-the-art stereoscopic 3D effects to your Unreal Engine 3-based creations.”