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Epic demos Unreal running 3D with Gears 2

Friday, 18th June 2010 02:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Epic’s Mark Rein was at E3 this week showing a tech demo of Unreal Engine combined with Trioviz’s 3D technology.

The tech demo showed Gears 2 running in full 3D.

Trioviz is what made the 3D version of Batman: Arkham Asylum move into the next dimension last year, but just because Gears was shown in 3D doesn’t mean it’s being redone in 3D.

“This technology’s great because it works on normal HD TVs, as well as the very high end 3DTVs,” Rein told CVG during the demonstration.

“We’re not planning to re-release this in 3D – unless Microsoft want us to – but I’m sure it’s technology our partners [that use Unreal Engine] may be keen to put in [special edition re-releases] of their games.”

Sounds pretty neat, and just one more thing Unreal Engine can do, apparently.

Now, if only Mark and the rest can figure out how to make it do our household chores, we’d buy an Unreal license in a flat minute.

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2 Comments

  1. Tallon 4

    Mmm..I don’t get MS wants this :)

    Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer at E3, Thompson (Microsoft UK boss)backed the experience of Kinect, the company’s hands-free motion-control tech, over the 3D experiences offered by rivals. He said:

    “If you look at the costs of entry into the living room and when that’s going to become mass-market, we think the offering with Kinect and the natural user-interface we’re bringing, that’s a more compelling proposition for consumers over the coming years than maybe looking at 3D at this point.”

    More on this @eurogamer. Jeeez what a joke…Kinect more compelling than 3D. WTF.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. spiderLAW

    if they can offer 3D on regular HDtv’s without the need for a new upgraded 3D capable TV, then WTF?
    Why isnt M$ jumping on this shit? They dont feel the need to compete with Sony’s 3D tech?

    #2 4 years ago

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