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NCSoft Licenses Unreal Engine 4 For New MMO Projects

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2013 @ 9:46 a.m. PST

Epic Games has licensed Unreal Engine 4 to NCSOFT through a long-term deal that grants the MMO publisher/developer to utilize Epic’s technology and tools for upcoming projects.

“Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance,” said James Bae, chief product officer of NCSOFT. “We plan to release our best game ever using our Unreal Engine expertise and the new state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 4 tools.”

“NCSOFT’s first Unreal Engine mega hit, ‘Lineage II,’ has remained in Korea’s top 10 games for 10 years, and people have been blown away by the leading-edge Unreal Engine 3 visuals of ‘Blade and Soul,’” said Ray Park, territory manager for Epic Games Korea. “With Unreal Engine 4 in their hands, NCSOFT is set to redefine MMORPG success all over again.”

Additional details around NCSOFT’s Unreal Engine 4 projects have yet to be announced.

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