Activision Licenses Unreal Engine 3

February 25, 2007

Activision, among many other studios, now have licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for an yet unannounced action game for unspecified platforms. As of now, it is unknown what the studio is going to be building using the popular technology, which has been used by such studios as Atari, Midway, Silicon Knights, as well as drives Epic’s very own flagship Xbox 360 powerhouse Gears Of War.

Addressing the deal, Activison’s head of production Laird Malamed commented: “The Unreal Engine is one of the most technically advanced engines on the market and is a perfect fit for our upcoming action game…The engine’s robust suite of programming tools will enable our development team to deliver what is sure to be an amazing game experience.”

Epic Games’ vice president Mark Rein added: “We’ve admired them for a long time and we’re pleased that they’ve chosen to use Unreal Engine 3 and we’re confident they’re going to make a great game with it.”