Epic Games announced today that is has formed an agreement with Square Enix which grants the company has the first licensee of Unreal Engine 4. Square Enix now has full access to Unreal Engine 3 and 4, which makes it the first publicly confirmed Unreal Engine 4 licensee.
Epic Games Japan is providing direct support to Square Enix. The agreement is "long term" and it will span multiple titles. No Square Enix titles have been announced that will be using Unreal Engine 4.
"Epic has a strong relationship with Square Enix, and it's an honor to provide their creative and technical talent with the best game technology available for licensing," said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan. "We look forward to supporting their developers with world-class tools for years to come."