The following is an official press release from Gameloft:
‘Gameloft, the leading developer and publisher of digital and online games, announced today a long-term, multi-platform licensing agreement with Epic Games, Inc. that enables Gameloft to incorporate Unreal Engine 3 in four new games, two to be released in 2011 and two 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.”
Under the agreement, Gameloft plans to release games on multiple mobile and downloadable platforms, including iOS, Android, PlayStation®Network and set-top boxes.’
While this is one of those stories where the headline encapsulates nearly everything we know at this point about the projects in question, the news is exciting nonetheless. With Gameloft, one of the most prolific developers for the iOS platform, adopting one of the most sophisticated game engines able to run on the hardware, the results are sure to be graphically impressive at the very least.
We here at No DPad will be sure to keep you informed as more details surface regarding these upcoming projects.