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NaturalMotion Ltd. is the company behind the Euphoria game engine used in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. NaturalMotion Games, its development division, worked on Star Wars: Hunters.

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NaturalMotion Games, the game development division of the company.

NaturalMotion was funded in September 2001, thanks to funds from Oxford University.[1] The company became known for their animation engines: Endorphin, Morpheme and Euphoria, that could be used to create movies or video games.[2] The latter was licensed by LucasArts for the development of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed,[3] and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.[4] On November 18, 2010, it was announced that a new division, NaturalMotion Games, has been created to focus on the development and publishing of video games.[5]

In August 2012, the company acquired BossAlien, before being itself purchased by Zynga in February 2014 for 527 million dollars.[1] On August 18, 2018, Disney and Zynga reached an multi-year agreement for the development of a new Star Wars mobile game, with an option on a second game. NaturalMotion was put in charge of the development of future Star Wars games. The agreement also stated for Zynga to assume operations for Disney's Star Wars: Commander, with live services responsibilities also falling under NaturalMotion.[6]

It was revealed on February 17, 2021, that the game undergoing development at NaturalMotion, as well as it's subsidiaries BossAlien, and another unnamed studio located in Austin,[7] was titled Star Wars: Hunters.[8]

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