3D graphics company Softimage has partnered with Electronic Arts' Chicago studio to build a game development pipeline built on its XSI animation software.

Softimage teams with EA Chicago for new 3D pipeline

The pipeline has been built specifically with next-gen and HD games production in mind, and will be used for the development of a new title. The studio has recently completed work on Fight Night and is finishing up Def Jam: ICON (pictured).

The two "expect this project to generate efficiencies in pipeline speed and iteration" explained Scott Cronce, vice president and chief technology officer of EA’s worldwide studios.

“Our mutual goal is to create a workflow model that benefits the artist,” added Marc Stevens, vice president and general manager for Softimage. “We look forward to seeing the amazing content and, ultimately, the games that EA Chicago creates utilizing this newly developed workflow.”

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