The FBI Is Making Virtual Crime Scenes With The Tech Behind Gears of War

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is using the Unreal Engine to create simulations and other training programs, BBC News reports today.

Unreal is the technology behind games like Gears of War 3 and Mass Effect 3. According to the BBC, the FBI will use it to create "virtual multiplayer crime scene[s] in which its agents can carry out training simulations," among other things.

And here I thought Gears of War was good enough for the FBI. I guess they're too fancy to train for combat against aliens like us civilians.

Unreal games engine licensed to FBI and other US agencies [BBC News]