Friday, August 17th 2007
Epic Games recently announced a partnership with GameSpy. This means that Unreal Engine 3 is about to get a serious amount of multiplayer features. Unfortunately, only PS3 and PC versions of Unreal Engine 3 will have access to these benefits, as the Xbox 360 version is already managed by Xbox Live. According to the press release, Unreal Engine 3 licensees now have access to four new features:
- GameSpy "Matchmaking" makes it easy for gamers to find suitable opponents effortlessly.
- GameSpy's "Comrade" in-game middleware enables seamless in-game to out-of-game community features, such as instant messaging.
- GameSpy's "Sake" allows developers to store data online, letting gamers build player profiles and maintain game statistics.
- GameSpy's "ATLAS" is an advanced statistical system for dynamic leader-boards and tournaments within the game and on the internet.