Warner Bros. Interactive and Epic Games signed the deed on a long-term, studio-wide license for all Warner-published titles to use Unreal Engine 3 through 2014. The deal grants Rocksteady Studios (see: Batman: Arkham City) and NetherRealm Studios (see: Mortal Kombat) access to the tech.
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President of Production and Development for WBIE, called Unreal Engine 3 a “perfect fit” for both NetherRealm and Rocksteady. No further details were released on Warner’s plans for bringing other studios into the Unreal fold.
The news follows several recent licensing agreements to use UE3, including deals with Gameloft and Starbreeze.