Unreal Development Kit extends to iOS soon

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the development kit using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the Unreal Development Kit, will be making its way to the hands of the public this Thursday and will now feature iOS development tools.

UDK has been a free download for some time, but the recent success of Chair Games’ Infinity Blade, which uses Unreal on iOS, has likely spurred a wider offering of this high-end, free development program.

The question some may be asking is, "Why not Android?" Epic’s co-founder Mark Rein had this to say:

"Apple’s App Store is the most vibrant market for mobile gaming. If you’re going to make a game for a mobile device, and you want to make the most money, you’re nuts not to make it for iOS." 

Apparently the variety of phones using the Android OS and the file-size limit shy away developers from the platform, which Google will certainly try to address going forward.  So for now, the iPhone reigns supreme in the world of smart-phone gaming, and Epic Games will begin supporting that even more come Thursday.



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