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jAkUp
09-23-05, 01:30 AM
PLANO, TX – September 22nd, 2005 - Gearbox Software, L.L.C. and Epic Games announced today that they have entered into an a long-term agreement that will see Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 technology be the exclusive technology Gearbox uses for next-generation console and PC games for Gearbox-owned intellectual properties. Gearbox has previously licensed the Unreal Engine for the hugely successful Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30, and upcoming sequel, Brothers In Arms Earned in Blood, on PC, Xbox and PlayStation2. Along with other original, unannounced next generation Gearbox titles, Unreal Engine 3 will power Brothers in Arms 3 (which Sony announced at the Tokyo Game Show is coming to the Sony PlayStation 3).


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SH64
09-23-05, 01:37 AM
Man with all these companies Licensing UE3 you would only think that UE3 = the future & the future = UE3.

msxyz
09-23-05, 01:59 AM
Unreal Engine 2.x was already a best seller, thanks to the late coming of any worth competitor; I think that with the third installment, Epic will only strenghten its position on the market.

There's a combination of factors that make this engine very popular, besides the fact that it's well coded and very scalable. First, it's damn easy to use, much easier than any other engine. Second, great support. Third, the license politic of Epic is very flexible and this is good for small developers with tight budget.

BTW, do you know that the engine runtimes are distributed for free for non commercial uses ? :cool:

muaddib
09-23-05, 02:23 AM
I knew BiA3 is gonna be something big. kewl.

Skinner
09-25-05, 04:07 PM
Nice to hear, it looks like the UE3 is the biggest seller for future games.

I hope Gear Box don't forget to put highres textures in BIA3, allthough they did a fine job with leveldesign.

aAv7
09-25-05, 04:40 PM
the only problem I have with so many people using this engine is the similarities each game will have. No matter how far u tweak it, its gonna have that same look after so long. Kinda like the quake 3 engine.

Bad_Boy
09-25-05, 04:46 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57089
nobody cared :cry:

Nv40
09-25-05, 04:50 PM
There will be TOns of games using EPic technology.. Just recently posted about Elveon game

http://www.gametrailers.com/e3_2k5_ps3.php?p=&letter=&start=30

THat will use the UE3 too . but doesnt look remotely close to Gears of wars or UT2k7. I dont see any disadvantage using one of the best engines ever made today for games. If the engine is really good it will be able to last many years in the future as next gen ,and capable of doing games that doesnt look like an expansion pack.. of the original game. :)

superklye
09-25-05, 05:26 PM
I didn't know Earned in Blood is a sequel...I thought it was an expansion pack. Wow...they really cranked that out fast.

Hopefully with the UE3 technology, the game will actually look like the screenshots they give us. :rolleyes2

Roliath
09-25-05, 05:39 PM
Is Gearbox in Plano, TX?

Skinner
09-25-05, 05:46 PM
the only problem I have with so many people using this engine is the similarities each game will have. No matter how far u tweak it, its gonna have that same look after so long. Kinda like the quake 3 engine.


Agreed, I came also to this conclussion after seeing many titles with the same engines.
Its for the developer to change things, but many times the original look is still visible in the form of texture types (Quake4, Prey, allthough the last has some nice added effects)