Unreal 3 Licensed by Square Enix For Multiple ProjectsBy Yannick LeJacq | November 18, 2011 | News | No comments | Share
Epic Games announced today that Square Enix has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 technology to develop multiple new games. Epic Games Japan, the branch of Epic that supports the company’s licensees locally, worked directly with Square Enix.
“It is a pleasure to provide Square Enix with an exceptional game engine that will help them bring thrilling new experiences to legions of fans all over the world,” said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan. “Many Western games have achieved great success with the Unreal Engine, and this milestone reflects the Japanese development community’s trust in our technical prowess.”
“We can’t wait to see how Square Enix fuses the power of Unreal Engine 3 with its beautiful characters, enthralling storylines and fantastic gameplay.”
Epic did not speak about any specifics regarding the actual games in development, saying that details about any games produced with the Unreal Engine under their new agreement agreement will be revealed by Square Enix at a later date.
Unreal Engine 3 technology has recently been used to power new releases like Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War, and Borderlands. Epic’s in-house technology is often regarded as the industry standard, given its accessibility for other developers. The Unreal Development Kit is similarly released free of charge to the general public and modding communities, which helped produced games such as