Midway picks Unreal Engine 3 for next-gen

By Quinton Miles

Midway Games and Epic have teamed up in a multi-year licensing agreement, allowing Midway to use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools on the next-generation of consoles and the PC. The deal, in Midway’s eyes, gives them a chance to further establish themselves as one of the top development talents in the industry.

“Great next generation games will be defined by how far they push the envelope in terms of graphical prowess, evolved artificial intelligence and revolutionary online functionality beyond what gamers are currently experiencing,” said David F. Zucker, president and chief executive officer of Midway. “Our obtaining the use of Unreal Engine 3 empowers us to begin today to produce great next generation content. Our internal studios are already in the process of creating incredible products with the Unreal Engine 3 technology in multiple genres.”

“We are especially gratified that Midway, a major publisher committed to developing high quality games for both next generation console and PC platforms, in numerous styles and genres, came to us seeking the right to use Unreal Engine 3 as a basis technology for its enterprise,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games.

MyGamer will have more when games are revealed, so check back for more updates.

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