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NCsoft licenses Unreal Engine 4

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NCsoft, publisher of Areanet's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Guild Wars 2, announced in a press release today that the company licensed Unreal Engine 4.

NCsoft plans to use Unreal Engine 4 for upcoming, unannounced projects. The company previously used Unreal Engine 2 for Lineage 2 and Unreal Engine 3 for Blade & Soul, a Korean MMORPG that NCsoft is bringing to the West.

"Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance," said James Bae, chief product officer of NCsoft. "We plan to release our best game ever using our Unreal Engine expertise and the new state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 4 tools."

Unreal Engine developer Epic Games began showing off the software's fourth iteration in earnest last year. As the year went on, companies like Square Enix licensed the software. You can find out more about UE4 in a preview of Epic's first Unreal Engine 4 game, Fortnight, and our interview with the developer of Daylight, the first Unreal Engine 4 game.