38 Studios picks BigWorld

38 Studios picks BigWorld

By Ed Fear

February 27th 2008 at 4:17PM

Todd McFarlane MMO to use Australian middleware

38 Studios has chosen to base its upcoming massively-multiplayer online title on BigWorld's Technology Suite middleware.

The company is working with popular artist Todd McFarlane and author R. A. Salvatore on a cross-media property of which the online game will form a part.

“In our current development phase, 38 Studios is focused on prototyping the exceptional quality of our signature online entertainment experience," said Brett Close, president and CEO of 38 Studios.

"This process can only come from tools and technology designed to deliver flexibility, efficiency, performance, and processing power. By licensing the BigWorld Technology Suite, we are empowered as developers to exceed the expectations of gamers, and ultimately achieve cross-media market penetration based on a completely original IP.”

Bigworld's VP of business development, Gavin Longhurst, added: "38 Studios is in a unique position in the MMOG market with an exciting project underway. Our engine and toolset is very flexible, and allows them to use the technology in a very specific way that is ideal for long-term projects such as this. We are thrilled to be working with such a professional and talented group of game developers.”