Ignition Entertainment has announced that the company has struck an agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming unnamed FPS set for release late 2009.
Epic's game engine has been used in hit titles such as BioShock and Medal of Honour: Airborne as well as upcoming games by publishers and developers, such as Midway, THQ, 2K, Capcom and NCsoft.
"Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is an extremely versatile engine," said Jeremy Stieglitz, game director and lead designer at Ignition Florida.
"So when deciding on technology for Ignition Florida's first next-generation videogame, there was no questioning that Unreal Engine 3 is the way to go." Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, added: "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."