In one of the more interesting moves of the week the folks at High Voltage announced today that they have purchased a lifetime license to use Terminal Reality's Infernal Engine (the engine that powered Ghostbusters
). The move gives High Voltage access to two high end engines (they developed the top end Quantum engine that powers The Conduit
on the Wii) and this move now gives them access to a fairly solid engine on the PS3 and 360 which leads me to think that they might either start developing stand alone games for the PS3/360 or possibly even porting some of their existing/upcoming games to the 360/PS3. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
With more than 16 years in the gaming industry, High Voltage Software chooses the Infernal Engine as its next generation development platform.
August 12, 2009 – HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – High Voltage Software officially announced today a partnership with Terminal Reality. The two companies signed a long-term agreement with High Voltage Software, purchasing a lifetime license to use the Infernal Engine.
"With more than 75 titles shipped, High Voltage Software has a proven track record of developing quality products on all of the current platforms. Through the use of the Infernal Engine technologies, they are now able to extend that remarkable track record into the next-generation platforms." said Joe Kreiner, VP Sales and Marketing at Terminal Reality.
In business for more than sixteen years, High Voltage Software has made a name for itself with games like the acclaimed Hunter the Reckoning series and award-winning titles Go, Diego Go! Safari Rescue. Most recently High Voltage has earned headlines with an assortment of cutting edge Wii titles such as ‘The Conduit’, the newly announced cooperative monster hunting shooter ‘The Grinder’ and their mythically infused combat game codenamed “Gladiator A.D.”, all of which are powered by their proprietary Quantum 3 engine
“We already have the most advanced Wii technology available. By incorporating some of the best PS3/360 technology, we are able to really push the envelope with our next wave of titles.” said Kerry J. Ganofsky, founder of High Voltage Software.
About High Voltage Software, Inc.
High Voltage Software, Inc. is an award-winning studio that has been developing games and simulations for over 16 years. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, it now employs over 170 staff members. The independent company has successfully produced a wide variety of license-based video game titles that include competitive racing, professional sports, horror, motion picture adaptations, and military simulations, and is now making its foray into original and innovative intellectual properties. More information about High Voltage Software and its products can be found at www.high-voltage.com.
About Terminal Reality
Terminal Reality, Inc. (TRI) founded by lead programmer/CEO Mark Randel in 1994, is an independent game industry veteran. With a focus on technology and tools, TRI has shipped more than 30 titles and more than 80 SKUs. Using the technology behind the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Terminal Reality spawns the next wave in game development: The Infernal Engine.