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Square Enix to use Unreal Engine 3 for multiple titles

Thu 17 Nov 2011 1:40pm GMT / 8:40am EST / 5:40am PST
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Final Fantasy publisher commits to Epic middleware

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix has signed with Epic Games to use its Unreal Engine 3 in multiple titles.

"It is a pleasure to provide Square Enix with an exceptional game engine that will help them bring thrilling new experiences to legions of fans all over the world," commented Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan.

"Many Western games have achieved great success with the Unreal Engine, and this milestone reflects the Japanese development community's trust in our technical prowess. We can't wait to see how Square Enix fuses the power of Unreal Engine 3 with its beautiful characters, enthralling storylines and fantastic gameplay."

3 Comments

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Ergh... That line of thinking really worked out well for Midway, so, er... GO, Square Enix?

To be fair, it's been years since Midway's "All Unreal 3, all the time!" strategy (and some of the resulting disappointing titles) helped sink the company and I'm SURE we won't see an Hour of Victory coming from SQ-EX. Then again, Infinite Undiscovery and The Last Remnant didn't exactly set the RPG world on fire (despite a few interesting ideas).

We. Shall. See...

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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To be fair, we could sit and name a big list of awesome Unreal titles, or a list of stinkers. Let's hope Sqeenix can get out of it what Rocksteady did with Arkham City, then we can all giggle like six year olds a bit more. (I still come out of AC sessions half convinced I'm Batman).

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Adam Campbell Associate Producer, Miniclip Ltd

1,182 972 0.8
Remember what happened last time and all of their complaints?

We'll see how it works out this time..

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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