Thursday, February 14, 2013

NCsoft Licenses Unreal Engine 4

NCsoft has had a great year. Their company is booming with record recenues thanks largely to Guild Wars 2. Their title Lineage II has been accumulating recenue over the past decade. They are always looking to the future.

Today NCsoft announced a new licensing agreement with Epic Games to leverage the middleware provider's newest engine, Unreal Engine 4. The Korean developer and publisher of online titles actually secured the license through Epic subsidiary Epic Games Korea.

Lineage II, which is already powered by Unreal Engine-2 has given NCsoft experience and success with Epic and thier versatile and popular gaming engine. Blade & Soul, a title made with Unreal Engine 3, has also become quite popular, recently sweeping the 2012 Korea Game Awards.

"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."


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