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Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free

Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free

Unreal Engine 4.5 Released

Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free

 

Unreal Engine is now free for anyone to use, moving away from their previous $19 per month subscription based service. Effective immediately everybody can use Unreal Engine 4 and access all of it's source code for free. 

Epic Games' Tim Sweeney had this to say;

 "You can download the engine and use it for everything from game development, education, architecture, and visualization to VR, film and animation,"

 "When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter. It’s a simple arrangement in which we succeed only when you succeed."

 

 

 Epic Games say that the "state of Unreal is strong" and that the company plans on "taking away barriers" so that more and more people can develop using their engine.

Epic has also put live a large number of video guides as well as traditional written guides as to how the engine works/ is used, so newcomers will have a lot of help in getting started.

 

Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free  

Those who currently subscribe to Unreal Engine 4 will receive $30 of credit for the Unreal Engine Marketplace, where users can buy and sell content made in Unreal Engine 4. 

This could potentially be a really big deal for us gamers, as we already know that the Unreal Engine is a very flexible and highly used engine, now with access to this engine being free a lot of great things could be created by developers who otherwise couldn't have afforded to develop on Unreal.

 

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02-03-2015, 14:05:06

NeverBackDown
Feel like Epic Games are the only people who care anymore about the products they make and the people who use them. As he points out, we succeed when you succeed. Nice for a changeQuote

02-03-2015, 15:01:38

Wraith
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Feel like Epic Games are the only people who care anymore about the products they make and the people who use them. As he points out, we succeed when you succeed. Nice for a change
Nah it's only free "for now" while they try their hardest to scrape back the indie devs from Unity.Quote

02-03-2015, 16:09:27

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Nah it's only free "for now" while they try their hardest to scrape back the indie devs from Unity.
Doubt it. It would not be wise to change the plan after a few short months. Many devs depend on it being cheap and have tight budgets so by charging again out of no where it could hurt progress. Plus with more people using it since its free, in turn that should mean more people having the chance to release games and means more royaltly income.Quote

02-03-2015, 16:25:29

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Doubt it. It would not be wise to change the plan after a few short months. Many devs depend on it being cheap and have tight budgets so by charging again out of no where it could hurt progress. Plus with more people using it since its free, in turn that should mean more people having the chance to release games and means more royaltly income.
I think he was just taking the lol.

IMO UE4 is leagues ahead of Unity Quote

02-03-2015, 17:33:53

Wraith
Sorry @NeverBackDown it was a bit of tongue in cheek humor, unity is a horrid engine to work with, the power of UDKs render engine is tiptop compared and it always feels much more fluid.Quote
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