“This is our complete engine.”
Epic Games has announced at GDC this year that the Unreal Engine 4 has now been released to the world for developers to use whenever they want. Featuring a complete C++ source code, developers will be able to use the UE4 for PC, Mac, iOS and Android for a monthly fees of $19, plus 5 per cent of gross revenue resulting from any commercial products built using the engine.
“This is our complete engine, with everything Epic provides to leading game developers, priced accessibly for teams of all sizes, budgets and aspirations,” said Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games. “
“Now is a great time to be an independent developer,” Sweeney said. “There are amazing platforms and distribution opportunities available, and with this release we hope the Unreal Engine can help developers build cool new things.”
Epic has also announced that it will focusing on the community and work on a model built around forums, wikis and Q&A sessions with GitHub hosting the complete C++ source code for developers to experiment on and share.
“This is smart,” valve’s Gabe Newell said. “It’s an enlightened way for developers to create great games and easily bring them to Steam.”
Well, if GabeN says so.