Unreal Dev Tools Coming to iOS

Epic’s Unreal Development Kit will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch soon, giving game designers a new tool for building iOS-compatible mobile games. The news comes about a week after Apple relaxed its restrictions on tools developers can use to code apps for iOS.

Epic’s move into iOS app development means coders will be able to take advantage of the company’s Unreal Engine 3 in their games. The company showed off some of what its graphics rendering tools are capable of during Apple’s iPod media event in early September with a demo of its upcoming Project Sword game.

Epic Citadel offers a sample of what can be done with the Unreal engine on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The demo is available at the App Store as a free download.

Epic isn’t saying exactly when its tools will be available for iOS developers.

[Thanks to Joystiq for the heads up.]