Unreal Engine 3 developer Epic Games and provider of facial animation technology OC3 Entertainment have announced that OC3 Entertainment’s FaceFX product has been licensed for use in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.
This agreement means that the FaceFX technology will be available to all Unreal Engine 3 licensees, and in addition, Epic Games will use the FaceFX product in their upcoming games Gears of War
and Unreal Tournament 2007
to create real-time facial animation for in-game character acting and dialogue sequences.
"OC3 Entertainment is thrilled to continue working with Epic Games and further solidify our partnership,” said Jamie Redmond, Co-founder and Technical Director of OC3 Entertainment. “Unreal Engine 3 with an integrated version of FaceFX makes for a very powerful next-generation facial animation solution with enormous potential and we are very excited to see what the talented teams using Unreal Engine 3 can produce."
"Facial animation is of paramount importance to Epic Games and our licensees for the next generation,” said Mark Rein, Vice President and Co-founder of Epic Games. “We are thrilled to be using [FaceFX] in our own development, and we are confident that Unreal Engine licensees will greatly benefit from our relationship with OC3 Entertainment."