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BioWare Licenses Unreal Engine 3
Company News - posted by Exitium on Thu 16 September 2004, 22:48:53Tags: 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 â€“ BioWare Corp. and Epic Games today announced a licensure agreement, whereby BioWare will license Epicâ€™s UnrealÂ® 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 BioWareâ€™s third new intellectual property.
â€œWeâ€™re very happy to license Epicâ€™s advanced Unreal Engine 3 technology,â€ said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. â€œOne 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 weâ€™re looking forward to upholding the great history of this engine with an awesome game from BioWareâ€. Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. added, â€œMeanwhile, BioWare will continue to independently develop our own cutting-edge engine technology for future titles!â€
Weâ€™re thrilled that BioWare has chosen to work with Unreal Engine 3.â€ said Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games Inc. â€œBioWareâ€™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.â€ Mark Rein, Vice President Epic added â€œBioWare has made some of the best games of all time and we canâ€™t wait to see what amazing things theyâ€™re going to do with Unreal Engine 3!â€
Wow. Any bets on what the game will be?
Thanks to Mr. Teatime for the heads up.