GDC11: Gameloft Signs Up to Make Four Unreal Engine 3 Games
Gameloft and Epic Games announced a deal in which Gameloft will use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to create four upcomign games across multiple platforms, including mobile devices, Playstation 3 and connected TVs.
Here’s a quote from the press release:
‘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.’
Yup, both companies are very happy to work with each other and talk about how great they both are.
Meanwhile, neither spilled any info on what the games might be, when we can expect them or any other useful details. Gameloft might not be the only developer to go with Unreal Engine 3, though — Epic recently raised the royalty cap on the engine to $50,000 from $5,000, which should make it a whole lot cheaper for developers to use the software.
Previously, when a developer made a game with Unreal Engine 3, it was free until the game made $5,000 in sales, at which time the developer had to pay royalties to Epic for the use of the engine. With the cap bumped to 10 times that, a lot more small developers — specifically mobile ones who might want to make awesome things like ChAIR’s Infinity Blade — can use the engine and make sure they have made a little money before Epic takes its cut.