Gameloft, developer and publisher of mobile and digital/online titles, announced a long-term, multi-platform licensing agreement with Epic Games to incorporate Unreal Engine 3 in four of its upcoming games.
As part of the agreement, Gameloft will release the games on multiple mobile and downloadable platforms, including, iOS, Android, PSN, and set-top boxes. Though it didn't name the four projects, the Parisian company said two will release in 2011 and the other pair will ship next year.
This news follow just two months after Epic Games released its Unreal Development Kit, which it used to create the popular and visually impressive App Store action-RPG Infinity Blade
, to iOS developers. The company is showing off the next version
of Unreal Engine 3 at this week's Game Developers Conference.
"Gameloft is very pleased to partner with Epic, especially with their ability to stay ahead of the curve and continually place the best game engine technology in developers' hands at any given point in time," says Gameloft's production VP Julien Fournials.
Fournials continues, "Using Unreal Engine 3 allows us to push game visuals with remarkable lighting and high-fidelity environments. We are confident that players will enjoy the games powered by Unreal Engine 3."