Unreal Development Kit (UDK) Further Streamlines Game Development with Perforce
Enterprise-grade version management platform now ships with the free edition of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) game development toolset
CARY, N.C. – Epic Games, Inc. announces that the July release of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of the studio’s award-winning Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) technology, includes the best-of-breed Perforce Software Version Management system. The addition of Perforce’s industry-leading solution enables UDK developers to utilize enterprise-grade version control tools for up to 20 users and 20 workstations at no charge, with no restrictions on time limit or file quantity. In addition, the latest enhancements to Epic’s engine make it even more seamless to leverage Perforce for the game production pipeline. The July 2012 UDK Beta is available now at www.udk.com.
UDK provides a world-class development framework for 3D software developers of all sizes, providing blockbuster game horsepower that is compatible with independent budgets. With the addition of Perforce, more than one million UDK users gain access to top-quality version control and asset management at no additional cost. UDK’s Perforce integration helps developers and artists collaborate more efficiently, and better manage data with detailed change history tracking.
Perforce versions and manages digital files and ensures all assets are reproducible and traceable. The system also provides powerful branching and merging features, enabling teams to work on different assets simultaneously while keeping project management in order. Perforce easily scales to support increasing team size and project complexity and is integrated with graphical tools including Photoshop, Softimage, 3ds Max and Maya.
The Unreal Editor features a slick and intuitive integration with Perforce that automatically adds and removes content as it is edited inside the tools. The latest UDK release is compatible with both new and existing Perforce installations.
“Teaming up with the game industry’s cutting-edge and highly powerful Unreal Engine technology is a natural fit for Perforce,” said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager of Perforce Software. “Epic understands the value of leveraging a rock solid version management system that appeals to developers of all disciplines. We’re pleased to share the benefits of Perforce with development teams worldwide through their latest release of the engine.”
“Shipping a tighter Perforce integration with Unreal Engine 3 along with free access to Perforce via UDK demonstrates how Epic is always working to put more power into the hands of game developers everywhere,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic. “We are committed to providing the very best game engine technology at all times.”
For more on Perforce and game development, visit http://www.perforce.com/services/game_development.
About Perforce Software
Perforce Software is a provider of software and solutions that enable teams to create, develop and version everything. The world’s most innovative companies and recognized brands trust Perforce to manage all of their digital assets – from software code to documents, multi-media files and web content. The Perforce enterprise version management platform is unique in its ability to handle large and distributed collections of content and is backed by a full complement of professional services. Founded in 1995, Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, California, with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.perforce.com.
About Unreal Engine 3
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across major platforms. Operating on nine platforms, including PC, consoles and mobile devices, Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also holds a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Epic recently revealed Unreal Engine 4, which offers unprecedented graphical capabilities and workflow improvements that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For additional information, please visit http://www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Established in 1991, Epic Games, Inc. develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and the groundbreaking “Infinity Blade” line of mobile games. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology has won dozens of awards and is available for licensing. Epic is continually recruiting top talent for its studios located in North Carolina, Utah, Maryland, Poland, Korea and Japan. Additional information about Epic can be obtained at http://www.epicgames.com.