Gameloft, creator of some of the highest profile iOS games, is adopting the Unreal Engine 3, which will usher in vastly improved graphics, better lighting, and much more detailed textures for all of their games that use it.
Gameloft will start this process by releasing four Unreal Engine 3-based games in the next two years. Unreal Engine 3 is the technology that powers games such as Infinity Blade. The deal isn’t iOS exclusive, and includes other platforms such as Android and PlayStation Network.
Here’s the official announcement:
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.”
“There is no doubt that the four games running on Unreal Engine 3 will be visually stunning and take advantage of the powerful mobile gaming devices,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. “We are thrilled to provide our technology to Gameloft and look forward to a lasting collaboration.