VIDEO: Epic showcases the power of iPhone

VIDEO: Epic showcases the power of iPhone

By Rob Crossley

November 8th 2010 at 10:28AM

New trailer released for the Unreal Engine-built Infinity Blade

Following months of insisting that mobile devices can host triple-A-standard production values, Epic Games is now flaunting its high-end iPhone project, Infinity Blade.

The game, which will mark Epic’s first commercial release for higher-end iOS devices, is already enjoying widespread praise for what is deemed to be unparalleled graphical sophistication on mobiles.

See for yourself in the video showcase below.

Developed by Epic subsidiary studio Chair Entertainment, the title has yet to be given a release date, and won’t be available on earlier iOS devices such as iPhone 3G.

Donald Mustard, the creative director at Epic subsidiary Chair Entertainment, was once doubtful of the potential of mobile gaming. Having overseen the Infinity Blade project, now he is a mobile gaming evangelist.

“I think it's going to be an interesting future, especially if in two years we can really run Gears of War on an iPhone,” he recently claimed.

Epic Games has over the last twelve months made a commitment to Apple’s smartphones. The firm is now looking to see how it can licence its mobile Unreal Engine for developers of the devices.

The firm’s vice president Mark Rein has in the past expressed reservations regarding Android's marketplace.