Unreal Engine 4 Now Free To Download For Everyone
In yet another aggressive move that is sure to expand and consolidate the market share the engine has already won, Epic have gone ahead and made Unreal Engine 4 absolutely free to download. That’s right, you don’t need to pay any money for it, either upfront, or via subscription- the entire full featured suite can be yours for the grand price of zero. Zilch. Nada. $0.
What has not changed, however, is the royalty arrangement, which is how Epic will make money back from Unreal 4- after the first $3,000 earned (per quarter, or $12,000 per year) developers will owe Epic a five percent royalty on gross revenue for each project they develop with Unreal Engine 4.
“The more barriers we can eliminate … the more potential we see in our business,” Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney told Gamasutra. “If a game succeeds, we succeed along with the developer. We profit along with them on it.”
Unity, Crytek… the ball is in your court now.