A version of the game engine which powers many PC games including Gears Of War 2 has been shown to Anandtech running on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch.
The 3D demo employs Open GL ES 2.0 which is only available on the iPhone 3GS and the new iPod Touch. The PowerVR SGX GPU has been found to make the hardware run twice as fast as its predecessors.
“Epic isn’t announcing any sort of iPhone engine licenses nor are they entering the iPhone game market,” the report said. “Porting UE3 to the iPhone is simply one of many projects being worked on inside a newer, more svelte and innovative Epic Games (wait till you see what’s next…).”
Epic Games plan to license their Unreal Engine to third party companies for use on the platform so in 2010 we may very well start seeing a new, highly graphically enhanced range of games hitting Apples iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch.