Unreal Engine Criticisms "Out of Context"

Dark Sector developer Digital Extremes claims that supposed criticisms of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 were actually taken out of context.

In a statement from Digital Extremes CEO James Schmalz (forwarded to Next-Gen by Epic Games VP Mark Rein), he said, "As long time partners of Epic Games, we have nothing but respect for what they've done with their engine and the huge success of Gears of War. We have many friends at Epic and still have a great relationship with them. The truth of the matter is that Unreal Engine 3 didn't exist when we started developing Dark Sector. We had some great ideas for the next-gen consoles coming out and these ideas quickly turned into a whole development environment that revolves around the Evolution Engine now powering Dark Sector."

Schmalz added, "Ultimately, it was the right decision for us to branch out with our own technology but we know that the Unreal Engine is a great engine and expect it will continue to power many great games in the future."

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_insane_cobra4077d ago

:) I guess Epic showed them teeth.

ShiftyLookingCow4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

Dark Sector uses its own engine but what you say is likely true

USMChardcharger4077d ago

a little off topic but about Dark Sector...i wish they had kept the original look of the main character.

JewyMcJew4076d ago

So many great UE3 based non-Epic have been released, including Bioshock this week which is gorgeous.

IF UE3 is indeed broken, how does Silicon Knights explain all this third-party success?

xg-ei8ht4076d ago (Edited 4076d ago )


With UT3 coming out as well.

I suppose different aspects of this engine doesn't suit all games.

I got a Question for ya.

My son who is 3yrs old,Loves playing the demo of surfs up, which has some excellent wave and water fx. And it uses the unreal engine. Does anyone know what version it uses?

xg-ei8ht4076d ago

Reply to ones self,lol/

It uses the unreal 2 engine:0