Atari and Epic Games today announced that Atari has obtained the rights to use the Unreal Engine 3 and tools for games on next-generation platforms in a multiple-licensing agreement.
"We're excited to continue building our relationship with Epic Games and we look forward to tapping the potential of Unreal Engine 3 technology," said Jean-Marcel Nicolai, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Content, Atari, Inc. "By utilizing the Unreal Engine 3, Atari will gain rapid prototyping capabilities."
"We've had a long-standing licensing and publishing relationship with Atari and it is especially gratifying to me to see our technology partnership continue," said Mark Rein, Vice President and Co-founder of Epic Games. "We're confident that Atari will make several great games with our technology and look forward to working with the company and its developers in achieving that goal."
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and a best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 is expected to maintain those features while adding massive world support, multi-processor support, next-generation console optimizations, and one of the most mature tool pipelines in the industry. Unreal Engine 3's new toolset is designed specifically to accelerate developers' productivity for ultra-complex, next-generation content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained at www.unrealtechnology.com.