City Interactive is working on a new FPS game that will be released in 2011 and today they announced they have licenses Epic's Unreal Engine 3
for the game.
It seems like the UE3 engine has become the new defacto standard for the industry as you can't throw a rock in a game store without hitting two or three titles that use the engine. We'll post more news about the upcoming game as it becomes available.
CITY INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE LICENSING DEAL FOR
EPIC GAMES’ UNREAL ENGINE 3
WARSAW, POLAND/NEW YORK, NY, December 7, 2010 – City Interactive, a fast-growing international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, today announced that it has licensed the state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games to develop a new, untitled first-person shooter (FPS) game scheduled for 2011. This agreement is the second significant licensing deal secured by City Interactive this year and substantiates the company’s expanding development capabilities and its overall growth.
“We are committed to developing and publishing high-quality, interactive experiences, and employing the most robust game engines are paramount to achieving that goal,” said Marek Tyminski, CEO of City Interactive. “Licensing Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games gives us access to one of the most advanced and high-performing video game engines ever created, and one of the most knowledgeable support teams available.”
“We’re constantly adding to Unreal Engine 3’s high-end feature set for PC and console, and we’re excited to see City Interactive working with our latest technology,” said Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games. “We welcome them to the Unreal Engine 3 development community and look forward to working with them in maximizing the horsepower of our engine.”
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across platforms. Unreal Engine 3’s highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations and digital films and television shows. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained through the Unreal Technology website at www.unrealtechnology.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won more than 50 Game of the Year awards. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the four-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past three years. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at www.epicgames.com.
About City Interactive
City Interactive is an international video game publisher and developer. With a broad range of high-quality products for PC, handhelds and next-gen consoles, City Interactive aims to offer affordable games for casual and special-interest gamers. With a presence in more than 40 markets, City Interactive is one of the world’s fastest-growing interactive entertainment companies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, the company operates through offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since November 2007, City Interactive has been publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.