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Square-Enix Licenses Unreal Engine 3

Posted on November 17, 2011 AT 07:26am

THE BUZZ: Square-Enix has been granted a licence to develop games using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology.

The licence covers multiple games, however no projects have been announced at this time. ”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,” said Taka Kawasaki, Territory Manager of Epic Games Japan. ”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.”

EGM’s TAKE: Could this move tie-in to the possible deviation from turn-based play in Final Fantas

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