If 3DS Could Handle Unreal Engine 3, ‘We’d Be On It,’ Says Rein
Speaking to Joystiq at GDC 2011, Rein said, “There’s only so much time in the day; our engine requires a certain level of hardware capabilities to make our pipeline, our tools work — and we work on the ones that do. The second Nintendo releases a piece of hardware that can run our engine well, we’ll be on it like water on fish.
“There’s nothing against Nintendo. I hate that people somehow think that’s the case,” he said. “If we felt it could run [Unreal Engine] and deliver the kind of experience people license our technology to build, we’d be on [the 3DS].”
So don’t be expecting Unreal Engine 3 games on anything from Nintendo anytime soon. Hope you weren’t dead-set on some kind of 3D Gears of War augmented realilty Mii title this year. That won’t be happening.