Some developers have done very well with the Unreal Engine 3, you know.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced a "long-term studio-wide license agreement with Epic Games to use the award-winning Unreal Engine 3." This software will be available for any design team working on a project set to be published by Warner, and the license is good through 2014. It will be the engine used for Batman: Arkham City (it was also used for Arkham Asylum ), and NetherReealm Studios utilized it for the new Mortal Kombat . Said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Warner:
"Unreal Engine 3 is one of the leading development tools available for today's creative teams and it is a perfect fit for both NetherRealm and Rocksteady. Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham City use the engine's state-of-the-art capabilities to provide the important foundation in bringing gamers the experience they are looking for."
Epic boss Mark Rein added that he's "excited" to see Rocksteady and NetherRealm taking advantage of the UE3, and there's little doubt that both games currently look pretty damn good. Really, a lot of this just comes down to developer skill, don't you think?