Epic Games sure loves its Unreal Engine 3, and so does Warner Bros. Interactive, which is hard at work developing Batman: Arkham City. Warner likes Unreal Engine 3 so much, in fact, that they’ve agreed to a long-term and studio-wide licensing agreement for Unreal Engine 3 that will make Cliffy B richer than The Donald through the year 2014.
Warner’s agreement with Epic makes the Unreal development software available for any team developing a Warner-published game for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, mobile platforms or any console that may release before the license expires in 2014. PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, anyone?
In addition, Warner has already made Unreal Engine 3 the exclusive game engine for all titles in development by Rocksteady Studios, which is working on the aforementioned Batman: Arkham City. NetherRealm Studios, the team behind the Mortal Kombat franchise, will also use the Unreal Engine 3 for Warner Bros. Interactive projects.
Warner’s licensing agreement also grants Unreal Engine 3 access to any external developers who develop or publish with the studio.