Kingdom Hearts III, now built on Unreal Engine 4

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With all the fanfare and hype that Square Enix’s been throwing at its amazing Luminous game engine in recent memory, Tetsuya Nomura, director of Kingdom Hearts III, recently confirmed in a Famitsu article that the KHIII is currently being developed on Unreal Engine 4.

In an earlier article reported by Siliconera, the team was having several design issues with the game’s previous engine. The transition to Unreal 4 has been smooth thanks to some assistance from Epic Games themselves. Nomura stated this has not affected KH3’s development and everything is proceeding on schedule.

While Square adopting the use of Unreal Engine has been common for many of their titles (Thief, Murdered: Soul Suspect, The Last Remnants), this marks the first that Square has used a third-party engine for the Kingdom Hearts series. I’m hoping this doesn’t slow things down, Unreal Engine is certainly an amazing piece of technology.

Source: Siliconera

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