Sega renews UE3 licence

Sega renews UE3 licence
Michael French

By Michael French

May 28th 2008 at 12:41PM

Agreement with Epic extended to include new Unreal features and engine use in new game

Sega has announced it has extended its agreement with Epic Games for use of the firm's Unreal Engine 3.

The move expands an original agreement between the two in May last year where Sega agreed to use Unreal Engine 3 to develop multiple games.

Renewing the deal means Sega has access to a number of new features in UE3, such as dynamic ambient occlusion, destructible environments, and an advanced crowd system.

"The great capabilities of Unreal Engine 3 make it possible for our developers to deliver incredible gaming experiences," said Dave Cobb, VP of development for Sega of America.

"Unreal Engine 3 provides superior power and flexibility enabling SEGA to bring original and exciting next-generation multi-platform titles."

Epic VP Mark Rein added: "Sega has cultivated some of the world’s most treasured game franchises, and we are thrilled that they have decided to make more games with Unreal Engine 3.

"Epic is committed to supporting SEGA with exceptional tools and technologies so it may continue to build upon its successes.”