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General: NCSoft Licenses Unreal 4 Engine

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,638MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

MMO developer and publisher NCSoft has announced that it has officially signed a long term deal to license the Unreal 4 engine. According to press information, NCSoft plans to use the engine for "games on a massive scale", likely pointing to new MMOs or new versions of existing properties.

“Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance,” said NCSoft chief product officer James Bae.

“We plan to release our best game ever using our Unreal Engine expertise and the new state-of-the-art Unreal Engine 4 tools.”

Read more at Develop-Online.

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  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,735Member Uncommon

    I'm going to repeat myself as always with news about future games by NcSoft.

     

    L3, please.

  • sea.shellsea.shell SelfossPosts: 63Member

    Seeing as how they managed to create a huge seamless world in L2 with UE2 and later 2.5 one can only hope what they will do with U4E.

    L3 or at least Ethernal with U4E please :)

    Playing: EVE Online
    Wants to play: ArcheAge, Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance / Star Citizen / FFXIV AAR / Neverwinter

    Used to play for 5+ years: Lineage 2, Lord of the Rings Online and Ragnarok Online

    Utter disappointing MMO experience for 1 - 3 Months:
    WAR / AoC / SWTOR / RIFT / AION / STO / TSW / GW2 / GW / Vanguard / Planetside2

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    I dont think blizz will ever used  a3rd party gfx engine, they haven't as yet

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,518Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    why would Blizzard need it?

    say what you want about WOW, that games engine is leaps and bounds above ANYTHING else out there to date

     

  • XcomVicXcomVic San Diego, CAPosts: 50Member
    @myrdynn..., please dont kid yourself...unless you were being sarcastic...I hope sp
  • Fusion675Fusion675 orlando, FLPosts: 1Member

    @myrdynn

     

    If that isn't sarcasm i need to finish building my rocket ship to GTF out of here in a much more quickly manner.

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAPosts: 2,365Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    Except Tera has glaring issues with random FPS drops, and if you have done nexus, most people get around 10 fps doing that. Lineage 2 had the same issues, it runs great until you get a lot of people in one area then it runs like complete garbage. The engines aren't designed for MMORPG games, and if they are nobody has used them correctly yet. I'm saying this and Lineage 2 was my favorite MMORPG and currently Tera is the only game I'm playing.

  • Tyvolus4Tyvolus4 lincoln, NEPosts: 175Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    Blizzard would make a heavily instanced lobby game, that they call an "MMORPG" and market as such, wherein players sit around in a capital city, never venturing outside of said capital city unless they are next in line for a BG, Arena, or instanced dungeon.   sounds like a waste of a great engine to me.

  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    Originally posted by Tyvolus4
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    Blizzard would make a heavily instanced lobby game, that they call an "MMORPG" and market as such, wherein players sit around in a capital city, never venturing outside of said capital city unless they are next in line for a BG, Arena, or instanced dungeon.   sounds like a waste of a great engine to me.

    The bias is glaring here.  World of Warcraft is one of the most seamless MMORPG's in existence.  The fact that I could travel anywhere in the world with next to zero loading screens (unless your traveling from continent to continent) shows that Blizz can make a seamless world.  I'd love to have a world where I can just ride from zone to zone without loading screens every five minutes.  The fact that you could train a dragon from the Blasted Lands all the way to Stormwind (basically 3/4 of the way across the continent) shows what Blizzard can do.

    That being said, Blizzard uses their own engines.

    Aion 2 and Lineage 3 would both be amazing.  I hope that's what they're building.

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • McGamerMcGamer Fairfield Bay, ARPosts: 1,012Member
    Originally posted by QSatu

    I'm going to repeat myself as always with news about future games by NcSoft.

     

    L3, please.

    NCSoft was already working on a L3 title, but its not like you would expect because it's going to be like a combination of Diablo and Starcraft.

    Instead of third person perpective it is an arial god's eye view perspective managing an medieval army of sorts. It was called Lineage Eternal.

    But when NCSoft went to court against Tera for alleged stolen artwork and designs, the project ceased development.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,410Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myrdynn
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    why would Blizzard need it?

    say what you want about WOW, that games engine is leaps and bounds above ANYTHING else out there to date

     

    -ouch!!! this comment hurts my eyes reading...

  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member
    Originally posted by QSatu

    I'm going to repeat myself as always with news about future games by NcSoft.

     

    L3, please.

    I'm going to repeat myself as always with news about future games by NCSoft.

     

    No thank you.

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon
    City of Heros 2 please, bring me back into the fold NC.
  • KatlaOdindottirKatlaOdindottir essexPosts: 144Member
    People talk about Blizzard as if they're Demi Gods lol, they really aren't.

    www.daneslaw.com

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    Awaiting Darkfall Unholy Wars

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo
    Originally posted by Myrdynn
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    why would Blizzard need it?

    say what you want about WOW, that games engine is leaps and bounds above ANYTHING else out there to date

     

    -ouch!!! this comment hurts my eyes reading...

    Graphicly it might not be the best (from a technical bells and whistles standpoint), gfx might not be to some ones taste but does not mean the engine is not capable.  In terms of what it can do, number of players in a zone, CRZ, phasing, smooth combat and all the backend stuff I think it probably is the most advanced cus it's had 10 years of constant development.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Czanrei
    Originally posted by QSatu

    I'm going to repeat myself as always with news about future games by NcSoft.

     

    L3, please.

    NCSoft was already working on a L3 title, but its not like you would expect because it's going to be like a combination of Diablo and Starcraft.

    Instead of third person perpective it is an arial god's eye view perspective managing an medieval army of sorts. It was called Lineage Eternal.

    But when NCSoft went to court against Tera for alleged stolen artwork and designs, the project ceased development.

    Actually that's not exactly correct.

    They are making Lineage Eternal but that is an effort by NC to create a sequel to the original Lineage. The rumor is that was Lineage 3. They are still making a "Lineage 3" and have even announced that they are making their own engine for it.

    Now, having said that, this was a while ago and who knows how their plans will change and unfold.

    http://archeagesource.com/topic/890-rumor-ncsoft-to-suspend-lineage-3s-development/

    But gamer gossip on the net keeps saying that Lineage Eternal is "Lineage 3" and according to NC interviews at the time that's not the case, it's a sequel to Lineage.

     
  • LongLivePvPLongLivePvP LA, CAPosts: 102Member
    Aion 2 and L3 is what the rumors are

    Playing: Darkfall Unholy Wars & ArcheAge(Alpha)
    Backed: Shards Online, Camelot Unchained
    Loved: Vanilla WoW,UO,Shadowbane,EQ,DAoC,Asheron's Call(Darktide)

  • lelycoollelycool Montreal, QCPosts: 1Member

    Blade & Soul???

     
  • DemenshaDemensha GladstonePosts: 76Member
    Originally posted by Roxtarr
    Originally posted by Tyvolus4
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    Blizzard would make a heavily instanced lobby game, that they call an "MMORPG" and market as such, wherein players sit around in a capital city, never venturing outside of said capital city unless they are next in line for a BG, Arena, or instanced dungeon.   sounds like a waste of a great engine to me.

    The bias is glaring here.  World of Warcraft is one of the most seamless MMORPG's in existence.  The fact that I could travel anywhere in the world with next to zero loading screens (unless your traveling from continent to continent) shows that Blizz can make a seamless world.  I'd love to have a world where I can just ride from zone to zone without loading screens every five minutes.  The fact that you could train a dragon from the Blasted Lands all the way to Stormwind (basically 3/4 of the way across the continent) shows what Blizzard can do.

    That being said, Blizzard uses their own engines.

    Aion 2 and Lineage 3 would both be amazing.  I hope that's what they're building.

    And after all that good work  Roxtarr , they turned around and made it into a lobby game!!

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member
    Originally posted by Myrdynn
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    nice!- ive been playing TERA  and realised its the engine that i really  like...lol

    imagine what blizzard could do with it?-be pretty EPIC!

    why would Blizzard need it?

    say what you want about WOW, that games engine is leaps and bounds above ANYTHING else out there to date

     

    I hope you're joking :D

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,097Member Uncommon
    I hope this means Lineage 3
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mannish
    I hope this means Lineage 3

    Damn straight it better be lineage 3.

    but I have to say Mannish, I seriously wonder if it will be "Lineage 3" as you and I might want it and whether or not it will only use Lineage 3 lore?

    I think the days of slow leveling and death penalties is over.

  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,097Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Mannish
    I hope this means Lineage 3

    Damn straight it better be lineage 3.

    but I have to say Mannish, I seriously wonder if it will be "Lineage 3" as you and I might want it and whether or not it will only use Lineage 3 lore?

    I think the days of slow leveling and death penalties is over.

     

    Totally agree, I dont think I will ever play another grinder like Lineage 2 again. When ever they make Lineage 3 I hope its different from anything ever done before.

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,927Member Uncommon

    I've always liked UE for performance and stability.  I'm sure they'll do well with it.

    edit: kant spel

     


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