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Epic Games' co-founder Tim Sweeney has indicated that Windows Phone support for the company's Unreal Engine 4 development tools is "a very long way from having a ship-quality implementation. "
Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney, the creator of the Unreal Engine, stated in a new interview, "I genuinely worry about the future of Microsoft" in terms of keeping Windows as an open platform.
Mike Capps, who has worked at Epic Games for 10 years and has been its president for several years, has decided to depart the company but will remain on its board and will be an adviser.
A judge has ruled that Silicon Knights must now pay even more money in their court case against Epic Games, stating that Silicon Knights "copied significant portions" of Epic's Unreal Engine.
The main people behind Painkiller and Bulletstorm at People Can Fly have formed a new team, The Astronauts, that will release a game in 2013 that will use Unreal Engine 3.
Epic Games has announced that Chinese game publisher Tencent has bought a minority stake in the Gears of War and Unreal Engine creators. The specifics of the deal were not disclosed.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has posted word that a jury in its long standing lawsuit against developer Silicon Knights has found in favor of Epic "on all counts" in court today.
Mercenary Ops, an upcoming third person shooter, has been announced as a PC exclusive. Developed by Yingpei Games using Unreal Engine 3, it's due for release sometime this summer.
Epic Games' VP Mark Rein has confirmed that it will publicly reveal Unreal Engine 4, the next major iteration of the popular game graphics engine, sometime in 2012.
Epic Games' main programmer Tim Sweeney said in a new interview that Unreal Engine 4, the next major version of its game graphics engine, won't debut until sometime in 2014.