One of the most known developers when it comes to the Unreal Engine 3, and I don’t mean Epic Games here, Gameloft, has announced a partnership with Epic Games, Inc. that will be bringing new titles to the smartphone market. These titles will be powered by the Unreal Engine 3 ( UE 3 from now on ) and will be release this year and the following year as well.
Julien Fournials, vice president of production for Gameloft stated that “Gameloft is very pleased to partner with Epic, especially with their ability to stay ahead of the curve and continually place the best game engine technology in developers’ hands at any given point in time”. The advantages of the Unreal Engine 3 are huge when it comes to graphic quality and with the great news of seeing the engine get powered by the LG Optimus 2X earlier last month, I would say that this bodes well for the company. Still, despite the great announcements regarding the games, a rather large user base is still upset about the issues the company has when it comes to distributing the titles as they are not available on the Android Market, and to be a little more specific most users have to resort to piracy as their devices might not be supported on the developers page.
These four new titles which the developer has announced a few days ago are “SpiderMan Total Mayhem HD”, “Real Football 2011 HD”, “GT Racing: Motor Academy HD” and last but not least “Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus”. To be honest, after looking at the titles, I am more inclined to get myself a copy of Modern Combat 2 as it’s the only title without HD in the name, and with such attention grabbing tactics, they’ve got themselves a black point from me.
However, these new titles are also being developed thanks to the new partnership with Qualcomm Incorporated, in order to help and optimize the titles better for the Qualcomm Platform and their MSM 8×55 and MSM 8×60 series of processors. The 8×55 series might be found in the HTC Inspire 4G if my memory serves well and the 8×60 series isn’t yet placed in any launched device, yet again, if my memory serves me well, then you will be finding it in Acers upcoming Android tablet.
Qualcomm stated that it will be helping Gameloft along with optimizing these titles for their upcoming processors as well as for the Adreno 220 GPU, but to be honest and without offending anyone – why not partner with NVIDIA? As far as I know, more and more devices are powered by the manufacturers processors and the Tegra 2 domination could be seen all over Mobile World Congress as well along with the fact that the upcoming NVIDIA quad-core processor seems to hulk smash every processor in the benchmarks.
This is probably the reasons for which I am not currently being employed at any major game developer or manufacturer, but then again I used my special power – my common sense. In any case, I will be anxiously awaiting said titles with my Tegra 2 powered smartphone and still hope that despite lack of optimization for it, I will be able to play said titles. Until next time, time to overclock and play!1