Rumor: New Batman title to use Unreal Engine 3
- Posted March 11th, 2013 at 11:40 EDT by Michael Harradence
The online CV of Virtuos game designer Daniel Wong has indicated the next entry in the Batman Arkham franchise will utilize the Unreal Engine 3.
Waog’s profile claims that the superhero sequel, which has yet to receive a formal announcement, is being made “using unreal 3,” before adding, “will update on work on more official announcements [sic].”
The CV also mentions an ‘unannounced sandbox action game,’ though this is believed to be unrelated to Batman.
Since Unreal Engine 4 is optimized for next-generation hardware, it is likely that Arkham 3 will be a cross-generation title, or possibly even a current-gen exclusive affair.
It’s worth remembering that Virtuos has previous experience with the franchise, having helped out on Arkham City. In addition, it also had a hand in creating NBA 2K13 and Kinect Disneyland.
While Batman Arkham 3 is expected to release this year, it is unknown if series developer Rocksteady will be involved in the project. Latest reports suggest that Warner Bros. Montreal is working on this latest game instead.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more details.