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Sony Online Entertainment licenses Unreal Engine 3

Sony Online Entertainment has joined the ever-growing list of companies that have signed an agreement with Epic Games to license the Unreal Engine 3.

Sony Online Entertainment has joined the ever-growing list of companies that have signed an agreement with Epic Games to license the Unreal Engine 3.

The engine will be used to develop some of SOE's next-gen console and PC games, including the DC Comics title that's currently in development.

SOE president John Smedley said the company's development teams were "very excited" about the agreement, adding: "The combination of a top-notch graphics engine and a robust set of design tools will enable our teams to deliver incredible and innovative game content for next-generation consoles and the PC."

Epic Games VP Mark Rein commented: "Sony Online Entertainment has a reputation for delivering detailed, truly engaging, interactive online worlds. It is a great privilege for us that theyâre using Unreal Engine 3 to help create their next generation projects."

Other companies which have already licensed Unreal Engine 3 include THQ, BioWare, Midway, Atari and Buena Vista Games.

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