Square Enix and Epic Games have signed a licensing agreement that will grant the Japanese developer a group-wide license to develop multiple games using Epic’s existing Unreal Engine 3 and upcoming Unreal Engine 4.
Epic Games Japan are providing local support, and worked directly with Square Enix on the new license. The licensing agreement is meant to supplement Square’s existing proprietary technology and to ensure they have access to the best tools across all 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.”
The most recent Square Enix game to use Unreal Engine 3 was Demons’ Score for iOS and Android devices. The game was developed by iNiS and published by Square. The very first Square Enix game that used Unreal Engine 3 was 2008’s The Last Remnant for the PC and Xbox 360.