Epic Games announced today an agreement with Square Enix, granting Square Enix a group-wide license to develop multiple games with Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine 3 and its breakthrough Unreal Engine 4 technology.
Epic Games Japan, which is providing local support, worked directly with Square Enix on the new license. This sweeping agreement will supplement Square Enix’s proprietary software and ensure the studio is armed with the most powerful game development tools and technologies available across all major platforms.
Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan said:
“Epic has a strong relationship with Square Enix, and it’s an honor to provide their creative and technical talent with the best game technology available for licensing. We look forward to supporting their developers with world-class tools for years to come.”
“Demons’ Score” for iOS and Android, developed by iNiS and published by Square Enix, was created with Unreal Engine 3.
Question now is: what does this agreement actually mean for the future of the Luminous Engine? Will Square Enix use UE3 for current-generation games and exploit the Luminous when next-gen consoles hit the market? And if so, will Square Enix use UE4 for its iOS and Android games only or will UE4 replace the Luminous?
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