Epic and NCsoft sign Unreal Engine 3 licensing deal
South Korean-based MMORPG giant NCsoft has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Epic allowing usage of Unreal Engine 3 on future titles. This deal between these two companies marks this to stand as the largest Unreal 3 licensing deal between them.
Initiated by the Korean division of Epic Games, NCsoft believes that signing this deal is only going to help the studio’s creative minds focus all their experience into building great experiences.
“It has been possible for us to harness all our energy and put it toward the creativity of the games themselves by developing ‘Lineage II’ and ‘Blade and Soul’ with Unreal Engine,” said Hyungjun Kim, vice president of NCsoft. “I believe we can pull the most out of the engine through the know-how that has accumulated through our experience with this superior game engine.”
“Equipping the brilliant creative minds at NCsoft with cutting-edge tools and features will bring even more visually stunning, high-quality entertainment to millions of players,” said Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea. “Already having worked more than a decade with NCsoft, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation with them for many more years to come.”