It’s about time someone used the Unreal Engine 3 for a first-person shooter. After cleverly identifying this gap in the market, Ignition Entertainment have licensed Epic’s award-winning engine for use on their brand new IP. Lead Designer Jeremy Stieglitz comments on the versatility of the engine, saying “when deciding on technology for Ignition Florida’s first next-generation video game, there was no questioning that Unreal Engine 3 is the way to go.” A deal was promptly drawn up and work is now well underway, with the project set to make its cross-platform debut in late 2009.
Mark Rein of Epic Games adds more fuel to the fire, hinting at some of the ways in which UE3 will be implemented by the title. He claims that Ignition are pushing the engine “in a very exciting direction, especially in terms of environmental capabilities” – perhaps these environments will be destructible as well, like the ones seen on Epic’s tech demo from Game Developers Conference? Either way, we’ll have to wait for more information regarding this as of yet unnamed IP.