The iPhone has never been known for itâ€™s landmark graphics and beautiful in-game scenery. The processor is just too small for nice graphics and therefore most developers have either chose simpler polygon counts or just gone with a cartoon look to compensate for the lack of textures. At least, we thought it couldnâ€™t handle more.
Epic has just recently announced that the Unreal Engine now works on the iPhone and has released a tech demo of sorts to prove it. Citadel is a single level from their upcoming game codenamed â€œProject Swordâ€ which uses the optimized engine. The app isnâ€™t really much of a game since there really isnâ€™t a goal to it. But donâ€™t let that keep you from downloading it.
The first time I walked out into the open and saw the landscape complete with a river and moving trees, my jaw dropped. Who knew a game that good looking could run on a mobile device? The app is definitely a preview of what we can expect games to look like in the future and definitely gives me goosebumps just walking through it. Check it out.
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