Konami licenses Unreal Engine 3 for Saw 2

Konami licenses Unreal Engine 3 for Saw 2

By Rob Crossley

June 24th 2010 at 5:52PM

Zombie Studios uses Epic Gamesâ?? tech for the ninth time

Konami has joined the sizable list of companies that have licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for an upcoming project.

The publisher has bought the rights to use the engine for Saw 2 – the sequel to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC survival horror title.

Saw 2 is in development at Washington-based developer Zombie Studios. The developer has now licensed Unreal Engine tech nine separate times. The original Saw game was indeed built using Unreal.

"Licensing Unreal Engine 3 was an easy decision for us," said Careen Yapp, vice president of acquisitions and franchise development at Konami.

"The engine's new and improved features, time-saving tools and exceptional support system make it the best choice for the 'Saw' property."