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id: No Tech 5 Licensing

Eurogamer has word from id Software's Todd Hollenshead that they will not be licensing out the Tech 5 engine being used for RAGE to third parties. At one point the plan was to license the engine, but after id was acquired by Zenimax it was decided that the engine would be reserved for id's and Bethesda's internal development. "It's going to be used within ZeniMax, so we're not going to license it to external parties," Hollenshead told Eurogamer at QuakeCon today. "It's like, look, this is a competitive advantage and we want to keep it within games we publish - not necessarily exclusively to id or id titles, but if you're going to make a game with id Tech 5 then it needs to be published by Bethesda, which I think is a fair thing."

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46. Re: id: No Tech 5 Licensing Aug 13, 2010, 12:17 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 13, 2010, 11:03:
Speaking of looks, stop whining about all UE3 games looking alike. My god, it's like a broken record. No matter how many times you're told it's due to a lack of artist creativity, not an engine flaw, you guys go back to it. You're saying all these games look alike: http://udk.com/showcase ?

Amen dude. People who say Borderlands and Mass Effect look alike need their eyes examined.
 
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