Seoul-based online game developer T-Entertainment has announced that it has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming PC MMORPG project, L2
, scheduled for a worldwide release in 2010.
T-Entertainment describes L2
as "futuristic fantasy with a taste of space opera," drawing elements from both role-playing and real-time strategy games. Despite its varied sources of inspiration, L2
will be a massively multiplayer online role-playing game much like studio's previous titles, Laghaim
and Last Chaos
T-Entertainment hopes to take advantage of Unreal Engine 3's latest enhancements for L2's development, including advanced character lighting, ambient occlusion, and dynamic fluid surfaces.
In addition to L2
, T-Entertainment is currently developing BonoBono Online
, an online casual game based on popular Japanese animation character BonoBono. The company also operates Second Life
in Korea with its own brand through SLGGP (Second Life Grid Global Provider) contract with Linden Lab.
Said T-Entertainment CTO John Hong: "We have a team of seasoned professionals devoted to L2
project, and we are confident that by integrating our expertise and Unreal Engine 3's excellent performance, L2
will be a top-tier MMORPG that fascinates gamers all around the world."
Epic Games vice president Jay Wilbur added, "T-Entertainment is a well-diversified entertainment company that is poised to launch yet another successful MMORPG worldwide. We are constantly improving the Unreal Engine, and look forward to providing them with cutting-edge game development tools and technology for many months to come."