GDC: NCsoft licenses Unreal Engine 3

GDC: NCsoft licenses Unreal Engine 3
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 7th 2012 at 3:19PM

Tech to be harnessed in upcoming titles including fantasy MMO Blade & Soul

MMO developer and publisher NCsoft has signed a “long term” licensing deal with Epic Games for Unreal Engine 3.

The company, which has created titles such as Lineage and Aion, is to harness the tech to develop its upcoming games such as fantasy MMO Blade & Soul.

The publisher has previous experience with Unreal Engine 2 after using the middleware to create MMORPG Lineage II om 2001.

“It has been possible for us to harness all our energy and put it toward the creativity of the games themselves by developing ‘Lineage II’ and ‘Blade and Soul’ with Unreal Engine,” said NCsoft VP Hyungjun Kim.

“I believe we can pull the most out of the engine through the know-how that has accumulated through our experience with this superior game engine.”
 
Epic Games Korea territory manager added: “Equipping the brilliant creative minds at NCsoft with cutting-edge tools and features will bring even more visually stunning, high-quality entertainment to millions of players.”

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