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BREAKING: EA signs publishing deal with Epic Games

4:35 PM on 08.14.2008 // Dale North
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Big business! The world's largest games publisher signs a deal with the makers of Unreal and Gears of War, the next in a lineup of awesome devs under the EA Partners belt.

What's the mystery title? Who knows, but it going to Epic's "next big IP on the global stage," according to Epic's Mark Rein. Is this the hotness that Rein has been talking about? We know that it's currently being developed by Epic's People Can Fly studio in Poland, and will eventually be released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. 

Of course, EA is pleased as punch, too:

"Epic is a legendary studio that is synonymous with quality and EA Partners jumped at the chance to team up with them on the launch of their next blockbuster IP," said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, EA Partners. "EA Partners is committed to giving the world's best independent developers access to EA's global publishing resources, letting them focus on what they do best – making great games."

What do you think they're working on? You have no idea, do you?

Redwood City, Calif. – August 14, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Epic Games, Inc. today announced that they have signed a publishing agreement for an all-new action title for the PC, Xbox 360® video game system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The new intellectual property is currently in development by Epic's People Can Fly studio in Poland.

"Epic is excited to work with EA Partners to launch our next big IP on the global stage," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "EA Partners gives independent developers like Epic the muscle of a global publisher like EA, along with the focus and flexibility of a smaller team committed to working with our individual needs."

"In the last year, EAP has become a powerhouse player in the publishing world with the best of breed developers signing on to leverage EA's studio-focused philosophy, global scale and publishing leadership," said Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label. "Epic brings first class talent and technology to the development of this new title. We are very proud to have Epic join the growing roster of EA Partners."

"Epic is a legendary studio that is synonymous with quality and EA Partners jumped at the chance to team up with them on the launch of their next blockbuster IP," said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, EA Partners. "EA Partners is committed to giving the world's best independent developers access to EA's global publishing resources, letting them focus on what they do best – making great games."



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