The lights are on
Epic Games announced today that it has entered into a long-term deal with the Korean MMO publisher/developer for use of its next-gen game engine.
“Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance,” said NCsoft chief product officer James Bae via press release. “We plan to release our best game ever using our Unreal Engine expertise and the new state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 4 tools.”
NCsoft has yet to reveal which projects will use Unreal Engine 4, or how many games the deal covers. Given the long development cycle for MMOs, any games using UE4 are surely still unannounced.
NCsoft has a long history of using Epic's engines in its Korean-developed games, from Lineage to Lineage II through the upcoming Blade & Soul. The company's games have almost always been on the cutting edge of graphics for their time, and this move should help them retain that distinction moving forward.
I wish I played mmos, but I can just never bring myself to do it or I dont have enough time. Talk about First World Problems.
I have a feeling this year is going to be epic as far as new hardware and software goes. Not so good for my wallet.
Maybe NCsoft will finally make a sandbox MMO instead of a Theme Park, would be nice to have a different type of MMO to play besides Eve.
Every other MMO is a themepark and those get stale fast
That's great for NCSoft. I'm expecting some big things from Unreal Engine 4.
I wonder what the first game for Unreal Engine 4 will be. Apart from Fortnite.
Give me more next gen soon :o.
thats cool for the distant future but whats going on with Lineage 3 ( eternal)? The last we saw was an amazing gameplay video from 2011 gstar.
I really want Samaritan to turn into a game.