Epic Showcases Beta 64-Bit Version Of Unreal® Tournament 2004 At AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Launch
SAN FRANCISCO,CA --
Epic Games today demonstrated a beta version of Unreal® Tournament 2004 on stage at the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor launch in San Francisco, showcasing the future of 64-bit gaming. Running on the beta version of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, the Unreal Tournament 2004 demonstration illustrated Epic Games’ commitment to bring next-generation, 64-bit games to the market’s most avid gaming fans.
“UT2004 flies on the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor but gets that extra special boost by having native support on AMD64 technology,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “AMD64 technology provides a high-performance platform for the future that will support 32- or 64-bit games.”
“Today marks a new era of high-performance gaming. With AMD Athlon 64 FX processor and the upcoming Unreal Tournament 2004 even the most demanding gamers will have unmatched power and scalability for experiential gaming,” said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Whether playing 32-bit Unreal Tournament 2003 today, or the upcoming 64-bit Unreal Tournament 2004, gaming systems based on AMD64 technology deliver the performance our shared customers require.”
Unreal Tournament 2004 and Unreal Engine technology are being developed in the 64-bit environment based on AMD64 technology. In addition to Unreal Tournament 2004, the 64-bit Unreal Engine will also be used to power America’s Army and other future games. The Unreal Engine serves as the foundation upon which many other award-winning games have been built and has been licensed by top game developers for games in a variety of genres running on multiple platforms.
Epic Games Inc, based in Raleigh, NC and established in 1991, is a developer of cutting-edge computer and video games. The company is best known as the creator of hit PC 3D action games Unreal and Unreal Tournament, both award-winning blockbuster hits having each sold more than 1 million units each. Epic is also well known as creator of the Unreal Engine which it has licensed to several major game developers. To date over 10,000,000 games have been sold that utilized Epic's Unreal Engine technology and the number is growing steadily each year. Prior to their 3D success, Epic Games was well known for the hit shareware games Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball. Additional information can be obtained through Epic's Web site at www.epicgames.com
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