UTV’s Ignition Entertainment inks deal with Epic Games

Mumbai: UTV’s Ignition Entertainment has entered into an agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming, FPS, currently under development at its Florida studio.

"Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is an extremely versatile engine. So when deciding on technology for Ignition Florida’s first next-generation video game, there was no questioning that Unreal Engine 3 is the way to go," said Ignition Florida game director and lead designer Jeremy Stieglitz.

"Ignition Florida is pushing Unreal Engine 3 in a very exciting direction, especially in terms of environmental capabilities. These guys have the chops to create some remarkable games, and we have complete faith in their technical and creative abilities," said Epic Games vice president Mark Rein.

Ignition Florida is also developing an original IP (intellectual property) for release in late 2009.

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