Square Enix signs Unreal Engine 4 deal
Square Enix game developer of titles such as Deus Ex: Human Revolutions and the Final Fantasy series, has signed a new long term contract for the use of Unreal Engine 4.
Square Enix, Japanese video game developer of, among others, the Final Fantasy series, has just signed a new long term contract with Epic for use of the Unreal Engine 4, supplementing it's current Unreal Engine 3 license. This makes Square Enix the first developer to officially sign with Unreal Engine 4.
Image from the tech demo of the Unreal Engine 4
Epic stated that the contract will involve multiple games and that Epic Games Japan will be equipping Square Enix with the best development tools they have available. Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan continued to speak of the strong bond between the two companies and that Epic would continue to service Square Enix for many years to come.
Unreal Engine 3, however, is still being used for development. Currently, Epic is creating Gears of War: Judgment, and mobile games for handheld devices are beginning to make use of the engine as well.
If you're curious about the new engine, a tech demo video walkthrough was released earlier last year; check it out here