Square Enix has signed an agreement with Epic Games allowing them use of the Unreal Engine 3 to develop multiple new titles under the company banner. Square and Epic’s Japan branches will be working together on these yet unnamed projects.
Epic Games Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki explained, “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.”
Square last made use of the Unreal Engine 3 back in 2008 with action RPG The Last Remnant. The Unreal Engine 3, created and developed by Epic Games, is known for producing cutting-edge graphics and using the best tools in the business to create game content with scalability across multiple platforms. The Engine was designed to aid and speed up developer productivity, ultimately shortening the development cycle without cutting any corners in the design of video and computer games, mobile games and applications, digital films, and 3D visualizations.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Details on the games being developed with the Unreal Engine will be released by Square Enix in the future.