Having been in development for three years and impressing the industry and gamers alike with Colin McRae: Dirt, Codemasters' Neon middleware engine has been renamed EGO. The engine is currently being employed in the development of Race Driver: GRID and Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising.
We made significant investments in our own cross-platform, multi-genre development solution in anticipation of the next generation console transition, Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens stated.
Now we are in a position to rev mature middleware technology to get the most from today's leading game systems. The EGO Engine is already making its mark on the industry with award-winning, multi-million-unit selling titles.”
On-going development of the EGO Engine formed part of the 40.5m Codemasters invested in game design and technical development in the 12 month fiscal period to June 30 2007, an increase of over 150 per cent over the previous year.