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Epic joins Khronos board of promoters

Tech company to advise on 3D graphics standards across desktop, console and mobile platforms

Epic Games has joined the advisory board of Khronos, an industry consortium working to establish open graphical standards across desktop, console and mobile platforms.

The move will give the tech company input on on the development and evolution of key 3D graphics standards such as OpenGL and Open GL ES, which enable the use of Epic's technology.

"Epic is one of the most respected games technology companies on the planet and Khronos is delighted to have their participation as we create the APIs that enable key gaming engines, such as Unreal Engine 3, to tap into the power of 3D GPU acceleration on a wide range of platforms," said Neil Trevett, Khronos president and VP of mobile content at NVIDIA.

"Epic's real-world experience and standing in the industry will enable them to bring enormous insight and influence to the evolution of the OpenGL and OpenGL ES specifications that will benefit the entire industry."

"Epic welcomes the emergence of mobile platforms that are great candidates for Unreal Engine 3-powered games and applications, and we have joined the board of Khronos to have a seat at the table in determining how the major APIs for visually compelling mobile graphics will evolve over the next few years," added Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games.

"Our goal is to ensure that the functionality essential to bringing rich experiences to mobile users is enabled on both the hardware and software side of modern devices and platforms."

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