NCsoft Licenses Unreal Engine 3
My, my-- what shiny graphics you have!
NCSoft announced today that they have licensed the Unreal 3 engine technology for use in upcoming projects.
NCsoft® Corporation, the worlds leading developer and publisher of online computer games, today announced that it has reinforced its relationship with Epic Games, Inc. by licensing Unreal Engine 3 to develop two unannounced, top-tier massively multiplayer online games. NCsoft has achieved spectacular results working with the Unreal Engine over the years, shipping the highly successful Lineage® II, and the soon to be released Exteel, using Unreal Engine 2.
Unreal Engine 3 has a well structured rendering pipeline, and its graphical quality is superb thanks to advanced lighting and shadowing systems, said Young-muk Choi, lead programmer, Development Unit, NCsoft. Tools within the Unreal Editor empower us to instantly produce and optimize our outputs, and we especially love how the engine enables designers to easily prototype concepts without the need for programming.
You can read more at the official announcement at the PlayNC.com website.