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BlackFoot Studios Licenses Epic's Unreal Engine 3!

Started by Jsonedecker, Jun 25 2008 01:24 PM

#1 Jsonedecker

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

Today, the paperwork was completed for BFS to acquire a title license Epic's award winning Unreal Engine 3. Yep, you read that right..... We are using Unreal Engine 3!

We will be doing a full press release in the coming weeks, but I thought the wait has been long enough around here so why not share it with everyone... though the Donators have known for a couple weeks now.  :thumbsup:

I am looking forward to sharing much more information as we transition into this new phase of the company!

-John

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:36 PM

Congrats on the milestone John :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:41 PM

I knew it. :shifty:

I echo Whisper_44's congratulations also, Well Done!
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:46 PM

It's fantastic that you've licensed such a great, well known and moddable engine. Congratulations :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:57 PM

View PostWhisper_44, on Jun 25 2008, 08:36 PM, said:

Congrats on the milestone John :thumbsup:

Yes indeed well said Whisper, congrats John and team. :thumbsup:

Now that this is out we need to update any public links we have started with this update.
Go to it people.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:16 PM

Awwww summm !!!!!

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:17 PM

Now everyone should have a good idea of what our modding capabilities are!

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

Excellent.  I hope this bodes well for consoles.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:55 PM

View PostIck, on Jun 25 2008, 04:52 PM, said:

Excellent.  I hope this bodes well for consoles.


This actually is one of the main pieces of the puzzle that makes things possible on the consoles. Without a nicely proven cross platform engine we wouldn't be able to do a console game. UE3 is proven on PC, 360 and PS3 and the pipeline to get assets on each platform is the same and that drastically reduces the effort needed to move things across platforms.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:21 PM

*does little happy dance*
YAY! Can't wait.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:58 PM

congrats.  :clapping:  :clapping:  :notworthy:  :notworthy:  :thumbsup:  im going to have a beer this is great news.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

ahhh, he can finally loosen up a bit and, breeeeeeaaaatthhhheee
Congrats John, BFS, AND respective families  :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:49 AM

Great news...... Days of COD4 are fading, interest is lost, we really need something new.....
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:10 AM

Good news :thumbsup: I think this was what most of us guessed at, for the very reasons stated :)

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:37 AM

holy ###### this is like a dream come true I really didn't think you guys were going to use UE3 but this makes me very excited

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:12 AM

Awesome news!  Congratulations!!!   :clapping:

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:31 AM

This is great news. I have nothing but love and respect for the Unreal engine and i'm happy GB will use it. Also Beppo should feel right at home and i trust he'll kick ass coding!

Congratulations guys!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:29 AM

Great news indeed, I've been waiting to hear those words for months.  

I was tossing up on which engine I should start learning to mod with, Unreal Engine 3 or Cry engine 2 guess this seals the deal.
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

Ahhh...glad the cats out of the bag :) (expects a LOLCAT appearance).
Now modding groups can start thinking about what to focus upon & understand the boundaries of the engine.
Glad its finally public & as already stated in Donators forum..CONGRATS a step in the right direction (IMHO)...now back to work :whip: :thumbsup:

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