Unreal Engine for XboxA press release from Epic Games confirmed that the Unreal engine will be available to the Xbox. With Bruce Shankle the director of the Unreal engine technology and support, he has plans for many of the console and PC systems to have access to the Unreal engine. Heres a little sniplet of the press release.
Epic is the only major 3D game engine provider with games available for the PC and PlayStation 2. The unified codebase employed by the Unreal Engine allows developer making games for PC, Xbox and PlayStation®2 console platforms to effortlessly retarget their code and content between platforms. Because of the unified codebase Epic was able to, during the development of Unreal Tournament for PlayStation 2, recompile and run the exact same version of the game on both PC and the console platform. The provided a real cost savings and huge productivity boost. Unreal Engine source code for Sega Dreamcast, Apple Macintosh and Linux versions are also available at no extra charge to developers.