Destineer Publishing, the company that owns Mac game publisher MacSoft, has announced that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for an as-yet unidentified game.
Destineer President Peter Tamte is a bit coy on what the company will use the engine for, or for what platforms it will be developed. But Unreal Engine 3 is the same game engine that powers Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War, two games that are Mac-bound, according to Epic Games’ Mark Rein.
Destineer has supported the Mac in the past with its own, independently-developed IP, such as Close Combat: First to Fight. The company also republishes games developed by other companies. Regardless, a Mac version of whatever title Destineer is working on can’t be ruled out unless they say otherwise.
“The Unreal Engine 3 is an impressively versatile piece of technology, and we are very excited to utilize it for our unannounced project. We are using the Unreal Engine to make a game for a genre in which you would not expect to see it. The engine is performing marvelously and Epic’s support has been top-notch,” said Tamte in a statement.