Rein: NGP a “pretty huge deal” for all gamers, not just PlayStation fans

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 28 January 2011 20:01 GMT

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During NGP’s revel at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting yesterday, Epic Games’ co-founder Tim Sweeney showed Trendy Game’s port of its UR3 Dungeon Defenders game running on the handheld, and the firm’s vice president Mark Rein said it was a “great demonstration of Unreal Engine 3’s fantastic cross-platform capabilities.”

Speaking with Kotaku, Rein believes Sony has “done a great job with this device and that it caters to many gaming experiences,” putting it in the “same class as the PlayStation 3.”

“We’re already impressed with what we’re able to do with it today and we’re really just getting started,” he said.”Trendy had never even seen NGP prior to coming to our office and in under a week they delivered the fully playable version of the game we showed on stage… If we had given them another week they would have shown us NGP playing against PS3 as well – they already plan to deliver that functionality when they ship the game.”

Rein believes NGP is a “pretty huge deal” for all gamers and not just PlayStation fans.

“A truly portable high-end gaming experience just seems so awesome to me,” he said. “I’ve said for a while that triple-A isn’t going away, it’s going everywhere. The idea of a portable device that delivers the kinds of high-performance dual-analog stick experiences I can get on a console definitely appeals to me as a gamer and the NGP can do that and so much more.”

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