Capcom Licenses Unreal Engine 3

February 27, 2007

Following a string of new license agreements for Epic games’ popular middleware solution Unreal Engine 3, Capcom has confirmed that it has licensed the tool for an unannounced project being developed in North America.

Unreal Engine 3 has been taken on by several prominent developers, including Atari, Midway, Silicon Knights, and [url=]most recently[/url] Activision, which is using the engine to develop an as yet unannounced action game. Unreal Engine 3 also drives Epic’s very own flagship Xbox 360 title Gears Of War.

“The Unreal Engine is one of the most powerful and versatile tools available for next-generation game development,” said Mark Beaumont, executive vice president, officer and head of Capcom consumer software publishing in the Americas and Europe. “More than just a graphics engine, UE3 will empower the development team to create the quality experience that gamers expect from a Capcom product.”

Epic Games’ vice president Mark Rein added: “Capcom is known for the quality and artistry of their games. We’re glad that Unreal Engine 3 can be a part of their creative process.”