Square Enix & Epic Games have announced that they have signed an agreement allowing Square Enix full access to both Unreal Engine 3 and Unreal Engine 4. No word yet on what they might use the engines for, but I’d speculate that an RPG is a good guess, given that those tend to be Square Enix’s specialty. Here’s the full announcement:
“Square Enix Signs Long-Term Unreal Engine Licensing Agreement
Multi-title deal provides Square Enix developers with full access to Unreal Engine 3 and Unreal Engine 4 technology across its studios
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.
“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.””