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Sony Online licenses Unreal Engine 3

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Press release

Sony Online Entertainment, a global leader in the online games industry, today announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games to use their Unreal Engine 3 technology for the development of content for some next-generation console and PC-based games. SOE will utilize this technology for a number of future projects, including the DC Comics-based game currently under development at SOE-Austin.

“Our development teams are very excited about harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 3,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “The combination of a top-notch graphics engine and a robust set of design tools will enable our teams to deliver incredible and innovative game content for next-generation consoles and the PC.”

This agreement allows Epic Games to include another impressive name to an already extraordinary list of licensing partners.

“Sony Online Entertainment has a reputation for delivering detailed, truly engaging, interactive online worlds,” said Mark Rein, Vice President, Epic Games, Inc.“It is a great privilege for us that they’re using Unreal Engine 3 to help create their next generation projects.”

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This could be good, planetside 2 anyone? :D

That would be ace, I have visions of a planetside-esque game running with the unreal3 engine..possibly supporting even more players, or a better outfit system..

No idea if this is in development or not but it could be an interesting use of the tech :)