Square Enix Signs Unreal Engine 4 License Agreement
This morning, famed Japanese developer Square Enix announced that it had signed the first licensing agreement for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, which debuted earlier this year. The agreement actually outlines a long-term licensing deal for both Unreal 3 and 4, and will also cover multiple projects for what will be many years.
In addition, a post on Joystiq points out that this is the first publicly announced agreement outside of Epic Games itself that will make use of Unreal 4. The first project announced to make use of the new engine is Epic’s own forthcoming PC-exclusive game, Fortnite.
Epic’s Japan studio will aid Square Enix in its future work with both Unreal engines. Said Epic Japan’s territory manager Taka Kawasaki:
“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.”
Expect very impressive looking Bahamut summons in the near future.