A website Called kotaku, has reported that during a keynote speech at QuakeCon 2010, id Software’s co-founder John Carmack demonstrated the Rage engine on the iPhone. The Rage game engine is a console game engine powering many popular games like Grand Theft Auto. The engine even kept a lot of graphical features that are still on modern consoles like, non-repeating Megatextures and advanced lighting. The iPhone 4 can handle this game engine so well that it even runs on 60 frames per second.
This port of the Rage engine could possibly be the most impressive tech that has even been unleashed upon iPod Touch/iPhone gaming. Even though this engine was ran on the iPhone 4, it could easily run on the iPhone 3GS, and the visuals will even rival the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox. id Software even plans to release two games for the iPod Touch/iPhone using the Rage engine. One of these titles could even be due out before the end of this year, for a price of $10. This game will act as a showcase and if enough interest is shown, a second, more complete game should hit the app store in 2011 to join the ranks of its Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
If you are interested in watching the video of the rage engine running on the iPhone 4, click here