Buena Vista Games makes an Unreal Engine 3 licensing announcement that reveals
Epic's handiwork will power the upcoming return of Turok (story
on those "next-generation" consoles:
Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to power BVG’s
next generation content
Raleigh, NC and Burbank, CA – September 27, 2005 – Buena Vista Games, Inc.
(BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS),
and Epic Games, world-class developers of cutting-edge video games and pioneer
of the award-winning Unreal® Engine, today announced an agreement to license
Unreal Engine 3 for multiple next-generation BVG projects. The first game under
the agreement is based on the popular “Turok” franchise, and will be developed
by BVG’s new Propaganda Games studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“We have ambitious goals for the future and a strategy to enhance Buena Vista
Games’ position as a major force in interactive entertainment. BVG’s
intellectual properties, combined with Epic’s leadership in underlying
technology, ensures the best game content for consumers,” said Michael Ryder,
vice president of worldwide production, Buena Vista Games.
“Licensing Unreal Engine 3 is a strategic move to provide cost-effective and
timely delivery of new content, allowing our development teams to leverage the
enormous capabilities of emerging next-generation systems,” he