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GDC 2010: Unreal Engine 3 adds native Steamworks support [Update]

Two of the biggest game developers on the planet are announcing a big team up today at the Game Developers Conference. Epic Games has announced that game studios who license Unreal Engine 3 from them will now have native support for Valve's Steamworks series of tools built into the engine, free of charge.

Unreal Engine 3 is already one of the most licensed game engines for developers to use. Putting in native support for Steamworks, which include things like auto-updating, Steam achievements, leaderboards, and more, will certainly expand the use of Valve's development tools by third-party games. One wonders how Microsoft, with its own rival Games For Windows Live suite of tools, feels about this new move by Epic and Valve.

Update: Epic has also announced that Unreal Engine 3 will now have native support for Nvidia's 3D Vision technology. This includes users of the free Unreal Development Kit.

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