Mobile gaming giant Gameloft has announced that they’ve signed a deal with Epic to license the Unreal mobile engine for use in four upcoming games, two which will release this year and two to release in 2012.
“Gameloft is very pleased to partner with Epic, especially with their ability to stay ahead of the curve and continually place the best game engine technology in developers’ hands at any given point in time,” said Julien Fournials, vice president of production, Gameloft. “Using Unreal Engine 3 allows us to push game visuals with remarkable lighting and high-fidelity environments. We are confident that players will enjoy the games powered by Unreal Engine 3.”
“There is no doubt that the four games running on Unreal Engine 3 will be visually stunning and take advantage of the powerful mobile gaming devices,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. “We are thrilled to provide our technology to Gameloft and look forward to a lasting collaboration.”
Gameloft plans to release games using Unreal Engine 3 for a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, PlayStation Network and set-top boxes.