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12-31-2009 @ 8:55AM
Where the hell do you get "10 year old engine" ?Are you one of the people who think because the game started development in 2000 that that makes the engine 10 years old? The engine wasn't finished then. You don't date an engine to the moment work was started on it. When they first started working on the idea. the game originally ran on the WarCraft 3 engine. They realized that couldn't do what they wanted, so they scrapped it, and started working on a new engine. When you see video from 2001 of early gameplay footage, the engine wasn't even complete.And you also don't just replace an engine in a game. That would mean reworking everything. That would takes years. You want to wait almost as long as the original game's development for an expansion pack? You know one of the reasons Duke Nukem Forever never got released? Because they kept switching the engine. It started out on the Quake 2 engine. Then swiched to the Unreal engine when it came out. Then the Unreal Tournament engine, then, altho unannouced but I believe so, switched to the Unreal Tournament 2004 engine, then finally stopped at the Unreal Tournament 3 engine, I believe. Each time they switched, they had to completely redo everything (technically, they didn't have to redo everything each time, but they were trying to be perfectionists). They weren't happy just using a damn engine, they had to keep switching to the latest and greatest, and it kept pushing the game back.
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