BioWare Licenses More MMO Tech

Veteran RPG developer BioWare has licensed Perpetual Entertainment's online game platform for use in its Austin studio's upcoming MMO.

San Francisco-based Perpetual is the developer behind the upcoming ancient Rome-themed MMO Gods & Heroes as well as the farther off Star Trek Online. Its MMO platform assists with numerous aspects of operating large-scale online games, including infrastructure, billing, player support solutions, and numerous game features such as voice chat, guild systems, and friends lists.

Today's announcement marks the latest in a series of MMO tech licensing agreements that has also seen BioWare adopt technology from StreamBase and Simultronics.

BioWare Austin's MMO project is due in 2009.