A new Korean development studio called Bluehole announced
this week that it has licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 3
for its "flagship" MMO project, which is codenamed Project S1
. The studio just started up last year, and is composed of "key members from some of the leading development and management teams in Korea." Specific, that!Project S1
is being developed for the PC, and according to a statement by Epic's Jay Wilbur, its team has "plans to reinvent MMO design and battle system mechanics." Sounds promising, but it's awfully soon to tell. We're looking forward to hearing more about this project in the months to come.
Bluehole joins fellow Koreans NCsoft
along with seemingly countless other studios like Cheyenne Mountain
and 38 Studios
in using the prolific and popular Unreal engine.