LucasArts announced that it has signed a studio-wide licensing agreement with Epic Games to use Unreal Engine 3 a number of the company's future projects.
Under this multi-year deal, LucasArts will develop games using Epic's tools across a range of platforms, though the studio has yet to reveal specifically which titles will use Unreal technology.
For its recent Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
titles, LucasArts used its internally-developed Ronin engine, and other titles such as Traveller's Tales' Lego Star Wars
used their own proprietary tech.
Recently, LucasArts hired on ex-Crystal Dynamics creative director Tim Longo
and Frederic Markus, formerly of Disney Interactive
, to work on unannounced projects.
Near the end of 2010, the company saw additional internal changes as it let go of a number of employees
and took on former Ubisoft Montreal creative director Clint Hocking