PlayStation Network titles "based upon gameshow IPs" are being developed by Sony Online Entertainment using Gamebryo middleware and will be released before next month's Game Developers Conference.

Gamebryo, owned by Emergent Game Technologies, has been previously used for games like Civilization IV and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. No word on what game shows will be used, and there is no indication that these projects began before this year. Given the quick turnaround with the titles, we're not anticipating AAA effort. However, should Deal or No Deal end up being one of the "gameshow IPs," then we expect to see HDR rendering on Howie Mandel's dome.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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