I cut my 3D FPS teeth on Unreal Tournament ten years ago thanks to the help of a 3DFX Voodoo 2 and a pretty good gaming mouse. Now a new generation of gamers will face bleeding gums thanks to the Voodoo 2’s former rival, PowerVR, which packs an SGX engine inside the iDevice. Epic let Anandtech’s Anand play around in the sleek, plastic-wrapped world of Unreal Tournament 3 for the iDevice. If Unreal doesn’t mean anything to you, think Gears of War 2 – that bit of badass gaming runs on the same technology. Of course, Epic have scaled things back to allow the iDevice some breathing room for gaming. And, somehow, I cannot imagine physics processing going very far even with the iPhone 3GS, but I’ve been wrong before. Evidently, another yet-unnamed portable will get the BFG treatment in a demo at next month’s CES.
Video and more screenies after the gap:￼