Unreal Engine 4 is now available – 19$ Monthly subscription

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In a surprising move today, Epic Games have announced that the hugely anticipated Unreal Engine 4 is now available to download for all. However, the pricing model for licensing has now changed. The following statement from Epic explains:

“Today, Epic has opened up Unreal Engine 4 to the world! UE4 is now available for download in its entirety, including the full features, tools and the entire C++ source code for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android through a subscription plan. You can subscribe to UE4 for $19 per month, and ship games with UE4 commercially by paying 5% of gross revenue from product sales to users.
 
The engine includes lots of free content, including template games, sample games, content examples and more from the built-in Marketplace.
 
In UE4, all engine and game code are written in C++ using Microsoft Visual Studio (available free online) or Apple’s Xcode. Designers can build code-free games using Blueprint visual scripting, but there’s no UnrealScript, C# or JavaScript. GitHub is hosting the complete C++ source code for community-driven sharing and collaboration.”

Unreal Engine 4’s previous iteration, Unreal Development Kit was based on Unreal Engine 3 technology. The introduction of Unreal 4 presents a major leap in the technology available to developers. Be sure to stay tuned into Cake as we get our hands on Unreal 4 and see what’s under the hood.

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