NeoWiz Announces Unreal Engine 3 MMORPG, Bless

By William Usher 2011-10-18 14:36:56 discussion comments
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A new MMO has been announced by NeoWiz Games, the studio behind the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare clone, A.V.A and other titles such as FIFA Online 2 and Crossfire. The company has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for the project and is now knee-deep into development.

Bless was originally conceived and work started on the project back in 2009. NeoWiz has more than 150 developers working on the new project, easily making it a triple-A title.

Jacob Han, chief producer of Bless Stated that…
“When creating a large-scale MMORPG, the most important foundation is having an expandable and robust game engine as the production tool,” … “I believe Unreal Engine 3’s spectacular graphics rendering capabilities, among many other elements, make it the best option. And, with the Unreal Landscape tool developed by Epic Games Korea, it allows us to create extremely detailed yet full-scale worlds while utilizing less system memory than ever before.”

Bless is yet another medieval fantasy MMO and I’m not really sure how well that’s going to go over with gamers out there who already have Blade & Soul and TERA Online, amongst other forthcoming MMOs, in the medieval fantasy sub-genre. Nevertheless, if the game is polished up well and offers gamers something that hasn’t already been done to death, then it might be able to stand on its own two feet.

Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea also shared a few thoughts saying…
“It is great to announce one of our most important licensing deals in Korea, and we’re excited to see NEOWIZ GAMES’ first MMORPG using Unreal Engine 3,” … “NEOWIZ GAMES’ extensive knowledge of online games and the technological competitiveness of Unreal Engine 3 should prove a winning combination for Korean gamers.”

Epic Games opened up a studio in Korea back in 2009 to help out with projects like this one. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on new development regarding Bless and hopefully the game will get a name-change soon.
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