Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, May 10, 2005 - ACONY today announced that it has licensed Epic Games' UnrealÂ® Engine 3 to develop an original multiplayer FPS title for PC and next generation consoles.
ACONY chose the UnrealÂ® Engine 3 because it is singularly capable of delivering the next generation in graphics and physics necessary to advance online multiplayer entertainment.
"Making a technology switch was not an easy decision. But finally we decided to switch to the Unreal(r) Engine 3 during production, because we needed a next generation multiplatform technology" said Frank Trigub, Founder of ACONY. "The UnrealÂ® Engine 3 provides the tools and technology to develop a next generation title with THE highest graphical qualities in a shorter amount of time. We are amazed by the power and simplicity of the new UnrealÂ® Engine 3 toolset, the solid engine architecture and the realism and beauty of the shaders. It seems to blur the frontier between games and Hollywood movies."
"We're really excited to be working with Acony." said Mark Rein, Vice President Epic Games Inc. "They're a family-run business with the same sort of dedication to quality that we have here at Epic. We have no doubt they're going to put a lot effort toward producing a game that will stand proudly on the world stage."
ACONY is a well funded game development studio, founded in Spring 2004 as a family enterprise. The focus of ACONY is multiplayer FPS game development, including development of original IP. The studio plans to launch its first game franchise on PC and next generation consoles in 2006. Additional information can be obtained from ACONY's website at www.aconygames.com.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and a best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 is expected to maintain those features while adding massive world support, multi-processor support, next-generation console optimizations, and one of the most mature tool pipelines in the industry. Unreal Engine 3's new toolset is designed specifically to accelerate developers' productivity for ultra-complex, next-generation content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained at www.unrealtechnology.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games Inc., based in Raleigh, NC and established in 1991, is a developer of cutting-edge computer and video games. The company is best known as the creator of hit PC 3D action games Unreal and Unreal Tournament, both award-winning blockbuster hits having each sold more than one million copies. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including,
2002 Console Game of the Year winner, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(tm) from Ubi Soft; PC Gamer's 2000 Game of the Year, Deus Ex from Ion Storm/Eidos; America's Army: Operations, from the United States Army, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PC) from Electronic Arts. Additional information can be obtained through Epic's Web site at www.epicgames.com.