Gameloft Games Are About to Look a Lot Better
One could argue that the single biggest App Store developer and pioneer is Gameloft. Their constant churning out of solid games with blatant inspiration to more popular series has proven to be a staple of the App Store since Hero of Sparta, one of the first “PSP-quality” 3D games on the iPhone platform, was released in 2008. Gameloft’s games have looked increasingly better as time went on, with their most recent releases, such as N.O.V.A. 2 and Shadow Guardian, being a far cry from their first efforts. Now new news out of the ongoing Game Developer Conference should lead to some truly stunning iPhone games. Before I continue, try saying that ten times fast; Gameloft could make a game out of that, but they go for, you know, quality.
Epic Games, Inc. and Gameloft have an agreement in place that will enable Gameloft to develop games using the highly-praised Unreal Engine 3, which is the engine responsible for none-other-than Infinity Blade. Gameloft’s Vice President Julien Fournials, had this to say about the exciting potential Unreal Engine 3 brings Gameloft:
“Gameloft is very pleased to partner with Epic, especially with their ability to stay ahead of the curve and continually place the best game engine technology in developers’ hands at any given point in time. Using Unreal Engine 3 allows us to push game visuals with remarkable lighting and high-fidelity environments. We are confident that players will enjoy the games powered by Unreal Engine 3.”
You will have to watch in anticipation to learn which titles will specifically feature Unreal Engine 3, but for now sit back and take note of the current plan: Two Gameloft games utilizing Unreal Engine 3 will release this year. Then there will be another two next year. Every day, especially during GDC, iPhone gaming seems to get more fantastic.