Star Vault gets Unreal

Star Vault gets Unreal
Michael French

By Michael French

July 23rd 2007 at 12:09PM

Swedish studio signs up Epic engine for MMO RPG

Clearly, the news that tools vendor and developer Epic Games is being sued by a Canadian games studio isn't putting off others - new Swedish studio Star Vault has signed up to use Unreal Engine 3.

The engine will be used to power the team's first project, a next-gen MMO RPG.

In the official announcement Henrik Nystrom, CEO of Star Vault (pictured) said: “The engine enables our team to effectively focus on direct game content, meaning jumpstarting development and innovation. We are really excited to be using Unreal Engine 3 and are eager to show the world our next generation massively multiplayer online role playing game.”

Mark Rein, VP at Epic Games added: “We're excited that new developers like Star Vault, who have such great potential, are recognizing the value of licensing Unreal Engine 3. We know this is the way they can realize their creative ambitions quickly and deliver great games to market.

"Some of the most significant companies in the game business have licenced Unreal Engine 3 to build their MMO games and Star Vault has now joined an illustrious group. We'll be watching their progress with great interest."