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.|
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.