Gearbox to use Unreal Engine 3
From all accounts, you have to put up some big bucks to buy the right to use Unreal Engine 3 in your game. But Gearbox Software seems to think its worth it, recently announced that they’ll be doing just that.
Gearbox Software will be using the Unreal Engine 3 for both PC games and next-gen console systems too. The only announced Gearbox game to use Unreal Engine 3 is Brothers in Arms 3, so far an exclusive PS3 title.
“We have had a huge amount of success using the Unreal Engine technology on Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30, which has sold about 2 million copies so far, and we’re also using it on Brothers In Arms Earned in Blood.” says Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, “We’ve used most of the major 3D engines on the market and without a doubt Unreal Engine 3 is the best. Epic’s tools, technology and support are fantastic. We’ve chosen Unreal Engine 3 as the exclusive technology we will use for all of our own titles going forward into the next generation. We’re confident that our ability to continue to create world-class titles will be enhanced by this choice.”