Paris-based Gameloft has announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games, Inc. that enables them to incorporate the Unreal Engine 3 in four new games. The game engine includes advanced technologies such as HDRR, per-pixel lights, and dynamic shadows.
The unnamed games will be released this year and in 2012; two each year.
According to Julien Fournials, Gameloft Vice President of Production:
“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. 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.”
Under the agreement, Gameloft plans to release the games on multiple mobile and downloadable platforms, including iOS, Android, PlayStation Network and set-top boxes.