The U.S. Army today announced that it is expanding its technology agreement with Epic Games. Since 2000, Epic’sUnreal Engine 2 has served as the foundation for America’s Army, theOfficial U.S. Army Game. To take advantage of leap-ahead capabilitiesafforded by Epic Games’ newest engine, the Army will begin developing itsnext generation versions of America’s Army on the Unreal Engine 3 in thecoming months. “The Unreal Engine has enabled us to develop one of the most populargames in the world. At the same time, the Unreal Engine has provided usthe power and flexibility to develop revolutionary training and educationapplications for use across the government,” said Colonel Casey Wardynski,project director and originator of the “America’s Army” concept. “Thegameplay, environments and immersive action generated using UnrealEngine 3 will allow us to create ever more realistic scenarios andenvironments through which young adults can learn about Soldiering andthrough which Soldiers can master skills ranging from lifesaving tocountering IEDs in the Global War on Terrorism.”
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