Unreal Engine 3 powers Doctor Who game

Unreal Engine 3 powers Doctor Who game
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 21st 2012 at 3:45PM

Platform licenced by BBC Worldwide to develop The Eternity Clock for PS3, Vita and PC

The upcoming Doctor Who game being developed for PS3, Vita and PC has licensed Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to power the title, the studio has revealed.

The platformer, entitled Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, is being developed by independent studio Supermassive Games in collaboration with BBC Worldwide.

Based on the well known TV show, the game also features Matt Smith as the doctor and Alex Kingston as River Song.

“At Supermassive, we always try to be very pragmatic about our choice of technology and choose the right tool for the job at hand,” said Supermassive CTO Jonathan Amor.

“Our aim for ‘Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock’ is to match it as closely as possible in aesthetics, tone and sound to the television series, and also to achieve a new level of quality on Sony’s outstanding platforms.

“Critical factors in our decision to license Unreal Engine 3 include the capability and maturity of the Unreal Editor and tool chain, and we required an engine that has proven success in the marketplace.”

Epic Games’ Mike Gamble added: “It’s brilliant to see the world of Doctor Who brought to life by the team at Supermassive and especially to see Unreal Engine 3 powering the game that’s bringing this universe to a whole new platform and an entirely new generation of gamers and Doctor Who fans.”