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Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free

 

Valve has announced their Source 2  engine, and it will be free to develop on. When asked if there will be a royalties need to be paid to Valve for games released on this game engine, Valve gave a clear no, but there is a catch.

Developers using source 2 will have to distribute their game on Steam, though this does not prevent developers selling their game on other platforms too. Valve is not asking to be a exclusive distributor, but they want to be a distributor of all source 2 games.

 

Source 2 is coming!

 

This raises one major question, if Steam is going to distribute every source 2 game will all Source 2 games bypass Steam's Greenlight system and be added to the service without any moderation? Valve has yet to clarify about this issue.

 

Source 2 will be free to use and royalty free  

Right now Valve takes up to a 30% for all steam sales for distribution, though this charge is a rather large slice of the pie I imagine many developers are willing to accept this, especially if they are a small time developer. Remember that Steam need not be the only distributor, so the dev can sell it themselves directly or through other outlets as well as Steam if the developers wishes.

 

You can join the discussion on the Source 2 Engine being free to develop on an Royalty free on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

06-03-2015, 07:20:02

SPS
Seems great. You'd have to have some pretty strong feelings to not want to sell through steam.Quote

06-03-2015, 09:42:14

SieB
All of the engines seem to be going free lately, first UE4, then Unity 5 and now Source 2.
Should encourage more indie developers to make some good games.

Doubt we will see Cryengine going free anytime soon though Quote

06-03-2015, 09:47:32

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
All of the engines seem to be going free lately, first UE4, then Unity 5 and now Source 2.
Should encourage more indie developers to make some good games.

Doubt we will see Cryengine going free anytime soon though
Well, there is a free version, but it's unsupported and not meant for commercial use. Fun to play around with though:

http://www.cryengine.com/community/d...951de862eb5612Quote

06-03-2015, 09:49:52

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Well, there is a free version, but it's unsupported and not meant for commercial use. Fun to play around with though:

http://www.cryengine.com/community/d...951de862eb5612
Didn't know about that, might download it to have a play around with. I know sweet FA about making games though Quote

06-03-2015, 09:51:19

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Didn't know about that, might download it to have a play around with. I know sweet FA about making games though
I'd rather use UE4 or Unity over CryEngine Quote
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