Developer Square Enix revealed today that they have come to a licensing agreement with Epic Games to utilize the powerful Unreal Engine for future titles. The agreement will allow all divisions of Square Enix to use the technology to produce high quality games.
“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,” said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan. “We look forward to supporting their developers with world-class tools for years to come.”
This sounds like a good move for Square Enix. The Unreal Engine is one of the best graphics engines out there, and it also has a high compatibility rate with a variety of PC setups. I had some trouble getting Deus Ex: Human Revolution to run on my PC when I purchased it a while back, meanwhile I have never had an issue running a game based on the Unreal Engine. This leads me to believe that this is good news for people who don’t have optimal gaming setups.
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