Vivendi Universal Games and Epic Games today announced a studio-wide agreement under which VU Games will license Unreal Engine 3 tools and technology for next generation console and PC game development.
VU Games’ internal and external development studios are licensed to use Unreal Engine 3 technology for next generation titles, which are expected to launch starting in 2006. Specific titles will be announced at a later date.
“Our licensing agreement with Epic Games underscores VU Games’ commitment to developing top tier next generation products,” said Peter Della Penna, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Product Development for VU Games. “Unreal Engine 3 technology will enable us to create exceptional high quality next gen titles in a productive and cost effective fashion.”
Mark Rein, Vice President and Co-founder of Epic Games said “VU Games has an incredible lineup of internal and external development teams that we know are going to benefit from working with Unreal Engine 3.”