RALEIGH– Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games), a global developer publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment, will license the Unreal 3 game enginge developed by Epic Games, which is based in Raleigh.

Epic develops games as well as the engine, which is at the core of the Unreal series, one of the world’s top-selling titles.

Vivendi said it would license the Unreal Engine 3 tools and technology for next generation console and computer game development on a “studio wide” basis.

“Our licensing agreement with epic Games underscores VU Games’ commitment to developing top tier next generation products,” said Peter Della Penna, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Product Development at VU Games. “Unreal Engine 3 technology will enable us to create exceptional high quality next generation titles in a productive and cost effective fashion.”

Epic: www.epicgames.com