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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

EA And Epic

The company, which is the largest video game software publisher in the U.S., said late Friday it signed a licensing deal with Epic Games to adopt its Unreal 3 engine, a technology for developing a wide range of video games. It includes content creation tools, support infrastructure and technologies used to develop next-generation computer and video games.
-- Analyst Note: Electronic Arts

Epic is slowly replacing RenderWare with the Unreal Engine, and that's an extremely serious coup. Having toyed with Unreal mods - I can't say I'm terribly surprised. The engine is very powerful and modular. They've also taken a very serious look at the tools and assets management required for making games with the engine and it would seem that this package deal is helping to tip them over the edge.

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