Emergent Game Technologies has landed one of the biggest network game developers – Sony Online Entertainment – as a customer for its Gamebryo interactive game engine.

The Gamebryo was developed in Chapel Hill by NDL, a company that is now part of Emergent. Emergent’s headquarters are in California.

Sony Online Entertainment will use Gamebryo in creation of titles for its Playstation Network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Gamebryo gives us a great deal of flexibility in creating downloadable titles for the Playstation Network,” said Shalom Mann, senior vice president of Sony Online Entertainment. “The codebase provides a solid foundation for our Downloadable Games Framework that allows us to bring a variety of different types of games to the Playstation Network in a fraction of the time had we coded the base engine ourselves.”

Sony Online Entertainment will use Gamebryo in creating titles for its Playstation Network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The first Gamebryo-based games will launch before February 2009, Sony said.

Gamebryo is also available to developers for Microsoft’s Xbox online titles, Emergent noted.