Capcom licenses Unreal Engine 3

Publisher to use technology behind Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3 in unannounced project.

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Add Capcom to the ever-growing list of publishers ponying up to put Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 in upcoming projects. The Japanese publisher today announced that it has licensed the development toolset for an unannounced project being developed in North America.

Last year, EA, THQ, and Sony Online Entertainment all announced licensing agreements to use the engine. Vivendi Games, Microsoft, and Midway had signed on even earlier. Last month, Square Enix joined the flock of publishers striking a deal for Epic Games' technology, and last week, Activision announced that it had licensed Unreal Engine 3 for an unannounced action game.

Unreal Engine 3 is best known for powering Epic Games' Xbox 360 hit Gears of War and its hotly anticipated Unreal Tournament 3, but the tech has been used for smaller scope titles as well. Naked Sky's RoboBlitz for the PC and Xbox Live Arcade was built on the engine.

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