Epic Games uses Unreal Engine 4 free

Mar

2

2015

Epic Games has announced that it no longer lets developers pay for the use of Unreal Engine 4. The requirement to 5 percent of the proceeds of released games cede however remain standing.

That says the company on his blog. To use Unreal Engine 4 is no longer need a subscription or license. Game developers who use the game engine to develop as free games. However, royalties must be paid when a game is launched commercially. Thus, publishers 5 percent of gross revenue cede to Epic Games. If no commercial use is made of the engine so there are no costs associated with the use of Unreal Engine 4.

About a year ago began Epic Games with a new business model for its game engine. The company put the source code online and asked a relatively low fee of $ 19 per month for the use of Unreal Engine 4. The requirement to 5 percent of the income to donate for commercial releases was then also introduced. According to Epic Games, the new business model ensured that the number of users of the game engine has grown considerably.

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