Gearbox Software, creators of games like the Brothers In Arms series, has announced a deal with Epic Games to exclusively use the Unreal Engine 3 technology for their next-gen console and PC games.
"We have had a huge amount of success using the Unreal Engine technology on Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30, which has sold about 2 million copies so far, and we’re also using it on Brothers In Arms Earned in Blood," Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, stated. "We’ve used most of the major 3D engines on the market and without a doubt Unreal Engine 3 as the exclusive technology we will use for all of our own titles going foward into the next generation. We’re confident that our ability to continue to create world-class titles will be enhanced by this choice."
"We’ve admired Gearbox Software since their earliest days and having the chance to work with them on Brothers In Arms made us realize that Gearbox Software is one of the best development studios in the world," said Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games. "Gearbox Software has done amazing work on several of the industry’s top franchises and with Brothers In Arms they created their own hugely successful world-class entertainment property. It is especially gratifying for us that Gearbox Software has chosen Unreal Engine 3 as the technology for their original games for the next generation."