Good software is key for the Next Generation Portable, and for that, it needs all the support it can get.
Many third-party game designers are already on board and now, Epic Games has revealed that the Unreal Engine 3 will support Sony's fancy new portable device. Developers will be able to license the engine for NGP games, which probably shouldn't come as any surprise. Said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games:
"We were very proud to be onstage with SCE to give the world just a taste of what Unreal Engine 3 can do on NGP. NGP raises the bar for the performance of handheld platforms with its multi-core GPU and shader-based, multi-core CPU. This makes Unreal Engine 3 a particularly advantageous fit for NGP. Furthermore, multiple UE3 licensees are already working with NGP, some of which have indicated they intend to release their games for the platform's launch."
Boss Tim Sweeney added that his company sees the NGP as a "true game-changer with a perfect combination of performance, innovative controls and gamer appeal." In other words, we get a "high-end console in our pockets." Really, the more support the better, and to have popular game engines on the NGP should result in plenty of impressive titles.