‘Spec Ops: The Line’ Developer Licenses Unreal Engine 4 For Next-Gen
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Epic Games, Inc. has licensed Unreal Engine 4 to YAGER, making the “Spec Ops: The Line” creator, the first independent studio in Europe to license the technology. Under the agreement, the Berlin-based developer will utilize Epic’s groundbreaking tools to craft a major next-generation title to be unveiled in the coming months.
“Unreal Engine 4 is, hands down, the best toolset for creating next-generation, AAA games,” said Timo Ullmann, managing director at YAGER. “Unreal Engine 3 enabled our great team to tap its full potential for the development for our award-winning game ‘Spec Ops: The Line’ and beyond. YAGER is thrilled to be utilizing Epic’s latest technology for our foremost project as the new workflow is incredible, and Blueprint visual scripting gives us more control over building our games than ever before.”
“With ‘Spec Ops: The Line,’ the team at YAGER demonstrated their ability to create intelligent, cinematic games with exceptional visuals, and we’re excited to watch their latest vision spring to life,” said Mike Gamble, European territory manager for Epic Games. “Unreal Engine 4 scales to teams of all sizes, and YAGER’s new project will show what talented developers can do with leading-edge tools that unleash their creative power and productivity.”
I’m really looking forward to what Yager come up with after Spec Ops and while it’s likely still a couple of years away from release we can only hope for great things from a studio that now have over 100 team members and 14 years experience in the industry, combined with the power of Unreal Engine 4 and next-gen consoles, perfect.