Unreal Engine 4, and all future updates, are now available for free! The engine is free for download to use in video game development, architecture, visualization, virtual reality (VR), filmmaking, and computer animation. The licensing arrangement has been simplified for product developers. When a video game or application is sold, the developer pays a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter. In the words of Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic (video game developers and creators of the Unreal Engine), “we succeed only when you succeed.”
I’ve had my eye on Unreal Engine for the past couple of years, but realized how expensive it was. Until now, I hadn’t found any viable alternatives. Epic Games has presented us with a wonderful opportunity, thanks to the Unreal Engine community and Tom Sweeny. This is the same engine used by Epic to build their own video games. The engine “scales from inde projects to high-end blockbusters.” It supports the major platforms, such as PCs, PlayStation, XBox, and much more. The engine includes 100% of the C++ source code!
Let’s shape our own destiny using this opportunity and ‘epic’ tool.