Unreal Engine 3 To Power "Groundbreaking FPS"
At this point, maybe it would save time to ask who hasn't signed on to use the Unreal Engine 3. It seems like every time we turn around, another development studio has licensed the popular engine for use in a new project, and while we've seen great stuff from UE3, we have also noticed it can give devs problems with the PlayStation 3...
Hopefully, this won't be the case with Ignition Entertainment, who has just announced they have "entered into an agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming, 'groundbreaking' FPS'." (source- VideoGamer) Sure, everybody calls their FPS "groundbreaking" during the early stages of development (pretty sure Free Radical said that about Haze), but there's a reason they do that: it's always exciting to hear, even when we know it doesn't mean much.
"Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is an extremely versatile engine," said Jeremy Stieglitz, Game Director and Lead Designer, Ignition Florida. "So when deciding on technology for Ignition Florida's first next-generation video game, there was no questioning that Unreal Engine 3 is the way to go."
Epic's Vice-President, Mark Rein, added that Ignition is "pushing the UE3 in a very exciting direction" and further included a bit of praise, saying that "these guys have the chops to create some remarkable games." We certainly hope for something remarkable, but we have no further news at this time. All we know is that this mystery title is scheduled to arrive some time later next year, so we'll be on the lookout for any new info down the road. But jeez, end of 2009? Wouldn't Unreal Engine 4 be out by then?
7/7/2008 Ben Dutka