Valve and Epic games have made an agreement to deliver Valve’s Steamworks suite of services to all licensees of Epic’s industry-leading Unreal Engine 3 for use in their products, free of any additional fees.
This means all licensees of Unreal Engine can now integrate their games seamlessly with Steamworks which provides Stat tracking, achievements, saving games on the cloud, product key authentication, copy protection, auto-updating, social networking, matchmaking, anti-cheat technology and more
Unreal Engine 3’s licensees include publishing heavyweights such as Activision, Electronic Arts, 2K Games, THQ, Ubisoft, and Square Enix.
Mark Rein, co-founder and vice president of Epic Games, said,
Gabe Newell(also known as the father of PC gaming), co-founder and president of Valve, said,