Lucas Arts is now Powered by Unreal Engine 3

April 26, 2011, By Christian Davis

Lucas Arts and Epic Games have just signed a long term agreement for the studio to develop games with the award winning Unreal 3 Engine on multiple projects.

“Unreal Engine 3 is a forward-looking solution that shortens the path between inspiration and execution on a wide variety of gaming platforms,” said Zak Phelps, director of technology at LucasArts. “We are thrilled to add another exceptional tool to our technology mix.”

So this means the next Force Unleashed title could will have Unreal Engine 3 backing it as well as the advanced Euphoria animation engine. That’d be a great combination.

“LucasArts is now primed to capitalize on Unreal Engine 3’s ability to scale across platforms, from mobile, through PC and console all the way up to the next generation of games,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “We can’t wait to see what happens when LucasArts combines their talented workforce and amazing intellectual properties with Unreal Engine 3.”

Force Unleashed looks great, but that will only be amplified with the use of Epic’s award winning engine. What do you guys think of the new deal?

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