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Epic's Rein likes the iPad

UE3 already running on iPhone

Epic's Mark Rein has been one of the first high-profile developers to give his verdict on Apple's new portable device, the iPad.

The Unreal Engine guru seems to have taken quite a shine to Apple's latest experiment.

Rein told Kotaku: "I am really impressed with the iPad. The quality of the materials is outstanding. The screen is amazing and the super-sized apps were fantastic. Everything seems to perform really well on the iPad and I was blown away by the iWork apps - I thought bringing those to iPad was a brilliant move by Apple!"

Rein was also surprised by how good the game demos actually looked.

He said: "I was surprised how good they were considering they only had a few weeks with the device. I think iPad will be great for gaming and I suspect we'll see many games that make use of the differentiated form factor of the iPad."

Epic already have a version of Unreal Engine 3 running on the iPhone so it may not be long before we see something from the Gears of War developer appearing on the iPad.

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