THQ has signed a master licensing agreement with Emergent Game Technologies, that'll give its studios access to all of Emergent's products.
The licence covers Gamebryo and the recently-released Gamebryo Lightspeed, which focuses on rapid prototyping and quick iteration. All of THQ's development studios, be they internal or external, will now be able to use the genre-agnostic engine to develop games for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC.
“We were impressed by Emergent’s approach of providing a single development environment that we can use to create any title on our product schedule,” said Roy Tessler, senior vice president, production and worldwide studios, THQ.
“Its technologies will allow us to reduce the time we spend in redundant recreation of core technology. Through rapid prototyping and rapid iteration, we can build better games with less risk by redirecting development resources to allow our designers to concentrate on innovating original game play.”
Scott Johnson, president of Emergent, added: “THQ’s new license for Emergent’s development tech speaks to one of the main advantages of using Gamebryo and LightSpeed, which is the ability to quickly integrate game specific custom tech.
"Once developers and publishers realize they can spend their time on creating better entertainment and minimize risk by having the ability to create games in all genres and popular platforms on the same core development engine, they choose our technologies again and again.”