Epic Citadel arrives on Android, shows off Unreal Engine 3 and comes with a built-in benchmark
posted by Victor H. / Feb 01, 2013, 3:34 AM
Why is this important? First of all, you get to see a real-world game engine perform on Android, an engine that is used in games like Gears of War 3, Infinity Blade 2, Medal of Honor, Mass Effect 3 and many more.
Epic Citadel on the other hand is just a demonstration, a tool that is mostly good for developers to showcase how different hardware can handle the engine. The platform supports both ARM and x86, so current and future Intel-based Androids will also be able to run it.
Interestingly, now nearly all the high-end devices tested scored framerates in the 50s and even 2011’s Galaxy Nexus scored 40 frames per second. This could mean two things - either hardware has advanced too fast or Epic was a bit late released Citadel for Android.
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High-end devices hitting the 60fps ceiling means next-gen SoCs are too powerful for the task they are going to perform. Although my Nexus 7 eats dust when compared to other quads and A15s, I'm pretty confident it can atleast render 30fps on upcoming titles (which is more than playable enough for me).
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 3:59 AM 2
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I must say that when I downloaded this application and used it I was just in awe by the graphics. I couldn't believe that technology has advanced this far from a decade ago. To just think you could have all the power of what a computer had a few years ago in the palm of your hand is just amazing. It also made me wish that Epic Games created an actual game from this demo. I like the idea of it being an open world that you get to explore. Perhaps they could get to work on creating a small version of a game like Assassin's Creed. Just remember: this game was created a few years ago (and it can run on older hardware like my Galaxy Note). Imagine the possibilities that Epic Games has in developing games or applications for even the current hardware we have.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 10:14 AM 0
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