Unreal Engine Has Been Set Free

Today, Tim Sweeney announced a shocking new price for popular game development tool, Unreal Engine 4.

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If you’ve ever dreamed about making a video game, or even learning more about how they’re made, then there's no better time than now to get on board. Not only are their several “indie” options out there (like RPGMaker), but today one of the biggest names in game engines has made a declaring announcement. Unreal Engine 4 is now free and open to the public.

That’s right, you heard me correctly. There are more details, such as if you manage to make more than $3,000 per quarter, then you have to pay out 5% for licensing. But in the grand scheme of things that’s not a half-bad deal, espcially when you're using one the most powerful game engines around. “It’s a simple arrangement in which we succeed only when you succeed.” Says Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games.

Check out the video announcement below, and be sure to head over to the Official Blog to check out the full details of the engine’s new price.

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