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FBI and others licence Unreal game engine

The FBI and other US government agencies have licensed the Unreal game engine, used in Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City, for training programmes.

The FBI and other US government agencies have licensed the Unreal game engine, used in Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City, for training programmes.

 
The various agencies included in the long-term agreement are the FBI, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), and the US Army, in what will be known as the Unreal Government Network.
 
The FBI Academy will use the technology to develop virtual multiplayer crime scenes for simulated training sessions. The IARPA will use it in so-called “serious games” for eliminating bias in intelligence analysis. The US Army will use it to practice anaesthesiology skills for its medics, while weapon researchers will use it as a virtualisation tool.
 
 
The US Army has previously employed the Unreal engine for the promotional first-person shooter America's Army 3 and emergency response simulator Zero Hour, developed by Virtual Heroes.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but in the case of the IARPA the deal was worth over $10 million, suggesting similar prices for other agencies.
 
Source: BBC

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