NEWS - Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Silicon Knights Gets Unreal

Silicon Knights Gets Unreal May 11, 2005 - Epic Games announced that the critically acclaimed development studio Silicon Knights has chosen to license the powerful Unreal Engine 3 for all of its next-generation games. In an official release, Epic stated that, "By using the Unreal Engine 3, Silicon Knights believes that it will be able to push the boundaries of games and take them beyond gamers’ wildest expectations." Silicon Knights, best known for adult-themed software like Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, is underway with multiple projects for still-unspecified next-generation consoles. The studio, a former Nintendo second party, ended its exclusive collaboration with the Big N last year in order to branch out and create games for other, competing platforms. Earlier this year, Silicon Knights announced that it had partnered with SEGA to develop a title for next-generation consoles. Little is known about the project, but company president Denis Dyack did confirm that gamers who have come to expect thoughtful and dark software from the studio will not be disappointed with this still top-secret game, which may not ship until 2007, according to insiders. In the past, Silicon Knights created its own game engines. The move to license the powerful Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games may indicate that the studio is presently more focused on the creation of content. Incidentally, the software house employs a staff of more than 80, some 50 of which are dedicated to the task of outputting gorgeously realistic art. Combined with the undisputed power of Epic’s engine, the company is poised to produce some very eye-popping games indeed. "We feel The Unreal Engine 3 is by far the best technology for next-generation systems. With its advanced graphic pipeline and technical capabilities Silicon Knights will be able to concentrate on delivering content at a production level previously unheard of," said Denis Dyack, president and founder of Silicon Knights. "By partnering with Epic Games exclusively, we feel will be able to help usher in a new era where videogames become the dominant form of entertainment for this century." The Unreal Engine 3 has quickly surpassed RenderWare and other similar technologies as the most sought after backbone for next-generation games. The Unreal Engine 3 enables developers to use intuitive toolsets to create cutting-edge graphics, implement massive world support, multi-processor support and more, all the while maintaining optimizations suited for the next round of platforms. Dozens of today’s top-tier software houses have already licensed Unreal 3 Engine for their future console games. Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games said: "We are very excited to be working with Silicon Knights this generation. Combining the technology of the Unreal Engine 3 with the creativity of Silicon Knights has awesome potential. Silicon Knights is a powerhouse for creating original content and the Unreal Engine 3 is a perfect vehicle to deliver it on." "It is very exciting to have Silicon Knights use Unreal Engine 3 technology exclusively. Silicon Knights is a savvy developer that has always created their own technology in the past," added Tim Sweeney, CEO and co-founder of Epic Games. "It is inspiring that they have now partnered with us exclusively this generation as it re-enforces our belief that we are on the right path for developing the proper tools and technology for creating the best games on the next generation systems." It is not yet known if Silicon Knights will be showing off any of its Unreal 3 Engine-enhanced games at the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2005. However, announcements like these tend to preempt even bigger announcements, so we’re certainly keeping our fingers crossed for a major game unveiling or two.
Source: http://www.ign.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 73,442
Forum Posts: 725,954
Xbox One Titles: 4,774
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,375
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,450
Screenshots: 37,216
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

Evil West Available Now

Evil West Available NowThis exhilarating adventure set in a twisted, never-before-seen fantasy version of the Old West awaits intrepid players daring enough to battle bloodthirsty monsters in stylish, gory action combat.





BLACKTAIL Get New Overview Trailer

BLACKTAIL Get New Overview TrailerBLACKTAIL, the surreal, first-person, action-adventure game set in a dark fairy tale world packed with stories and legends retold, has revealed a new gameplay overview trailer for it’s December 15th release.




See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 12541 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
27 Replies, 93098 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 92389 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 107428 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 103702 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 117550 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 115863 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 141239 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 107881 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 181768 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 115934 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 204322 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 146646 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 256052 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 143269 Views

© 2000-2022 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics