Officials from Buena Vista Games (BVG), the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, have announced the signing of a new multi-title agreement with Emergent, makers of the Gamebryo engine, to use its Gamebryo Element for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game development.
BVG has not announced which titles are planned to take advantage of this new agreement, though the company did note that it has enlisted Emergent's Custom Engineering group to collaborate on a range of upcoming development projects.
Emergent's Gamebryo engine and Elements tool suite has been used in a number of high profile game development projects, including Bethesda's Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
and Firaxis Games' Sid Meier's Civilization IV
. In addition, the toolset is also being used
by TimeGate Studios to develop an as yet-unannounced forthcoming MMO title.
"This toolset is a proven cross-platform technology that will allow our teams to fully leverage our intellectual properties and focus on our core competencies in developing for next-gen consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360," said Mark Meyers, vice president of Internal Studios, Buena Vista Games. "Gamebryo gives BVG the flexibility and hands-on customer support we demand from new technology that will be used across multiple development teams--each of which uses a mix of different technologies to create games spanning a full range of genres."