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Real Time Worlds licenses Unreal Engine 3

Scottish developer Real Time Worlds - the studio founded by GTA and Lemmings co-creator David Jones - has become the latest in a long line of studios to licence Unreal Engine 3.

Scottish developer Real Time Worlds - the studio founded by GTA and Lemmings co-creator David Jones - has become the latest in a long line of studios to licence Unreal Engine 3.

RTW will use Epic's technology to develop PC and Xbox 360 title All Points Bulletin, a massively multiplayer online shooter. The studio is also currently working on 360 exclusive Crackdown, billed as a futuristic Grand Theft Auto.

RTW has secured a studio-wide license from Epic, which means affiliates Denki and Real Time Worlds Asia also have unlimited access to Unreal 3 technology for their own console and PC titles.

"We have been very impressed with the UE3 technology and design tools. It has allowed our artists to deliver the stunning visual impact they wanted, early in the project life cycle," said Real Time Worlds founder David Jones.

"Likewise our code team has been empowered to focus on the unique aspects of what we need, building on top of a great code base. And last but not least, our designers have been able to prototype to their hearts content."

"As we build on the technology, extend it for our specific online needs, we plan to be a long term partner with Epic building projects of all sizes on many platforms."

The list of studios which have already licensed Unreal Engine 3 includes Timegate, Microsoft Game Studios, Bioware, Silicon Knights and Buena Vista Games. Epic is now said to be working on Unreal Engine 4.

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