Square Enix signs Unreal Engine 3 deal for unannounced projects

Thursday, 17 November 2011 15:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Epic’s announced that Square Enix has licensed Unreal Engine 3 for “multiple” unannounced projects.

“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 Epic Games Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki.

“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.”

No further details on the deal were announced.

Square Enix has several in-house engines, including Crystal Dynamics’ CDC Engine for Tomb Raider, IO’s Glacier 2 from Hitman Absolution and the next-gen optimised Luminous Studio.

But it isn’t the first time Square Enix has built games for Unreal: in late 2008, Square released The Last Remnant for Xbox 360, which was also made with the engine.