Emergent gives Russian dev scene a boost

Emergent gives Russian dev scene a boost
Michael French

By Michael French

June 7th 2007 at 10:15AM

Play Ten has signed up to use Emergent's development tech for Russia's first multi-platform next-gen game.

The deal sees Play Ten implement Emergent's Gamebryo for use in the development of The Wall, the first PS3 and Xbox 360 game to hail from a Russian games developer.

“There are many choices out there for game development engines; however Emergent’s Gamebryo Element is unmatched. Only Emergent offered us a complete and flexible set of existing and upcoming tools and services to make the PC to console transition so smooth,” said Dmitri Kruglov, CEO of Play Ten. “We look for partners with bright ideas and pioneering technologies, Emergent gives us the flexibility we need as we break ground in Russia.”

“It’s thrilling for us to see continued worldwide adoption of our solutions as Play Ten Interactive goes from a PC-only developer to console development,” said Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent. “With explosive international sales growth of more than 100 per cent over the past twelve months, we constantly deliver industry leaders in all locations of the globe the most flexible, most productive tools and technologies.”

The game itself is pitched to combine the excit first person shooter, role playing game and real time strategy genres.