Online games giant Nexon licences Unity engine

Online games giant Nexon licences Unity engine
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 18th 2012 at 3:18PM

Japan firm to use engine across entire development portfolio

Online games giant Nexon has licenced the Unity platform for use across all of its development studios.

“We couldn’t be more excited that Nexon is making Unity a core tool in their pipeline,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies.

“Having a global game publishing powerhouse like Nexon seek to expand their use of Unity across their developers is a great testament to how it can fulfill the needs of everyone from the tiniest indie to the world’s most demanding studios.”

Nexon Korea CEO Min Suh added: “This partnership is an opportunity to enhance the developments of multi-platform content that has been growing in importance in recent years.

“We look forward to building up the environment for the future growth of both Nexon and Unity through constant and active interaction.”

The Japan-based company, which builds various browser games funded through virtual currency, recently launched its IPO on the Tokyo stock market, raising $1.2 billion from initial shares.