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BioWare Licenses Unreal Engine 3

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BioWare Licenses Unreal Engine 3

Company News - posted by Exitium on Thu 16 September 2004, 22:48:53

Tags: BioWare

In a recent press release, BioWare has announced its acquisition of the Unreal Engine 3 license from Unreal developer Epic Games, which is to be used in an unannounced original game, which I assume refers to an original game of their own IP.

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, September 16, 2004 – BioWare Corp. and Epic Games today announced a licensure agreement, whereby BioWare will license Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 for use in an upcoming title.

The agreement marks the first time the two companies have collaborated, combining the talents of the premier RPG developer with the premier next-generation engine technology creators. A BioWare development team is already hard at work on the Unreal Engine 3-powered game, an as-yet unannounced title which features BioWare’s third new intellectual property.

“We’re very happy to license Epic’s advanced Unreal Engine 3 technology,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. “One of our development teams will now focus on using Unreal Engine 3 to help us create a great gaming experience in a timely manner. The Unreal Engine has powered some of our favorite games, and we’re looking forward to upholding the great history of this engine with an awesome game from BioWare”. Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. added, “Meanwhile, BioWare will continue to independently develop our own cutting-edge engine technology for future titles!”

We’re thrilled that BioWare has chosen to work with Unreal Engine 3.” said Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games Inc. “BioWare’s decision reinforces that Unreal Engine 3 is not only a next generation, multi-genre game engine but also that it can work well for all developers, from small teams to world-class, technologically-savvy companies like BioWare.” Mark Rein, Vice President Epic added “BioWare has made some of the best games of all time and we can’t wait to see what amazing things they’re going to do with Unreal Engine 3!”

Wow. Any bets on what the game will be?

Thanks to Mr. Teatime for the heads up.

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