Doctor Who News Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

Published on February 21st, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

The Eternity Clock is Unreal!

Doctor Who: The Eternity ClockSupermassive Games has confirmed that they are bringing Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock to life with the Unreal Engine 3.

The time-traveling adventure game will be the first game for the new PlayStation Vita handheld console to use the industry leading technology from Epic Games who have licensed the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 technology to power the time-bending action game.

Crafted by acclaimed developer Supermassive Games the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will also utilize the cutting-edge Unreal Engine toolset.

Released next month, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock  features the voices of Matt Smith and Alex Kingston as the Doctor and River Song along with visual as well as split-screen viewing and 3D camera support.

Jonathan Amor is chief technology officer at Supermassive Games:

“At Supermassive, we always try to be very pragmatic about our choice of technology and choose the right tool for the job at hand. Our aim for ‘Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock’ is to match it as closely as possible in aesthetics, tone and sound to the television series, and also to achieve a new level of quality on Sony’s outstanding platforms.”

“Critical factors in our decision to license Unreal Engine 3 include the capability and maturity of the Unreal Editor and tool chain, and we required an engine that has proven success in the marketplace.”

Happily, The Eternity Clock looks like being the beginning of a new direction for Doctor Who gaming. According to Robert Nashak, executive vice president for BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment:

“‘Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock’ is the start of a major new gaming development for the Doctor Who brand. We’re committed to working with top-tier partners such as Epic Games to ensure a world-class game for fans of the series and gamers alike. ‘Eternity Clock’ will allow players to experience the action, adventure and madness of Doctor Who for themselves on an exciting new game platform that we hope will raise the bar for future games to come.”

Mike Gamble of Epic Games reveals that his team are Doctor Who fans and they’re happy to see the Unreal Engine 3 utilised in this way.

“It’s brilliant to see the world of Doctor Who brought to life… and especially to see Unreal Engine 3 powering the game that’s bringing this universe to a whole new platform and an entirely new generation of gamers and Doctor Who fans.”

Full details of Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock‘s release on PC, PlayStation and PlayStation Vita are yet to be announced.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to The Eternity Clock is Unreal!

  1. Simon Spencer says:

    At last a Doctor Who game with a decent engine to power it. I swear I’ve seen so many titles since the show returned where studio cut corners, but I’m gladd to see that Supermassive (known for LBP-content) is not one of those.

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