NCSOFT has confirmed the licensing of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. The publisher and developer of MMO's has signed a long-term deal to utilise the technology in its 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," added 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."
Is this an exciting partnership for both companies involved? Will we see NCSOFT innovate with the engine that is widely-used in other genres?