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This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Darksaviour69 12 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #4553

    omen
    Participant

    THE FUTURE of Renderware as a third party technology looked uncertain this week, with Criterion boss David Lau-Kee revealing that dwindling outside support made continued external licensing “doubtful”.

    Renderware is widely viewed as the industry standard middleware solution, used by the likes of GTA, but support has dropped since Criterion’s acquisition.

    “EA never saw the third-party business as the primary reason for its investment,” Lau-Kee told MCV. “When the client base dropped, we had trouble justifying the effort it takes to maintain the service that supports third-parties. We are exploring alternative channels; however it is doubtful that we will find a viable solution.”

    The next version of the technology, Renderware 4, is expected to be used exclusively by Electronic Arts.”

  • #25316

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    It will leave a void, I wonder who will fill it?

  • #25969

    obscure
    Participant

    Been talking to them and as of the end of the month it is pretty much dead. All their staff are busy supporting EA and none of the other publishers want to go near it so it just isnt gong to survive.

    Having said that people wanting to use the exiting 3.x version can get great deals (with no support) if they move fast.

  • #26245

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    THE FUTURE of Renderware as a third party technology looked uncertain this week, with Criterion boss David Lau-Kee revealing that dwindling outside support made continued external licensing “doubtful”.

    Renderware is widely viewed as the industry standard middleware solution, used by the likes of GTA, but support has dropped since Criterion’s acquisition.

    “EA never saw the third-party business as the primary reason for its investment,” Lau-Kee told MCV. “When the client base dropped, we had trouble justifying the effort it takes to maintain the service that supports third-parties. We are exploring alternative channels; however it is doubtful that we will find a viable solution.”

    The next version of the technology, Renderware 4, is expected to be used exclusively by Electronic Arts.”[/quote:616e9de53d]

    can u give me a link to were you got this news..
    ta :wink:

  • #26246

    omen
    Participant

    A month after I originally posted it….no, not a clue where i got it.

  • #26247

    omen
    Participant

    Oh found it.
    Was posted internally on work forums in that form, so I don’t know where he got it from.

  • #26248

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    From MCV, but ironically its not on their website, unless I am going blind http://www.mcvuk.com/

  • #26251

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    thanks anyway,

    i wanted it for a source for my research. i been looking online for info about it, but i can’t find any.

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