Core, a free PC app built on Unreal Engine that lets you create and play games, will be expanded to iOS and Mac this summer, developer Manticore Games announced Friday. The app is currently only available on Windows from the Epic Games Storeso the move to Apple’s platforms could represent a major expansion for Core.
Friday marks Core’s one-year anniversary of availability on the Epic Games Store (where it’s in Early Access), and there are already more than 50,000 playable “games, worlds, and events” to check out, according to a press release. Crossplay will be enabled between the iOS, macOS, and Windows versions of Core, and developers looking to take the leap in preparing their experiences for mobile can get started with a “suite” of iOS optimization tools starting Friday.
Core isn’t the only metaverse-y app making the jump to more platforms — Meta said this week it’s working on web and mobile versions of Horizon Worlds, which is currently only available on its Quest VR headsets. And Roblox, already available for PC, Mac, mobile, Xbox and more, is looking for a PlayStation tech, suggesting the hugely popular app could eventually come to Sony’s consoles.