Mass Effect 3 will use Unreal Engine 3

BioWare have confirmed that the next instalment in the Mass Effect saga will stick to using the Unreal Engine 3.

Speaking to Develop, Epic VP Mark Rein said “BioWare chose UE3 for the Mass Effect trilogy because they wanted to make an immersive third-person perspective shooter game with sci-fi environments.”

David DeMartini of EA added “Unreal Engine 3 ships with the tools and technologies we trust for making triple-A games.

We have a great working relationship with Epic from both the development and licensee perspective, and we’re continually pleased with how they keep their game engine technology competitive, which helps us deliver the excellent quality games that EA customers expect.”