The Epic Games studio has just announced that Unreal Engine 4, the latest version of their graphics engine, can now be used by everyone for free. However, the company has indicated how it will continue to benefit from creations using its technology.
Famous Epic Games graphics engine that offers great graphics in the new video games, theUnreal Engine 4 is increasingly used by developers. Until then, a monthly subscription of up to $ 20 was in place to use the development kit.
Epic Games recently announced on the official technology blog that Unreal Engine 4 is now free for all users. Future updates will also be available without additional payment.
However, the studio retains the 5% repayment of income generated through video games and engine-based applications. This will be the only condition for using the graphics engine, only if the income generated exceeds $ 3,000 per quarter.
For users who have previously paid for their subscription to use Unreal Engine 4, a refund is scheduled following the last payment made. In addition, subscribers will receive a $ 30 voucher to use on the Unreal Engine Marketplace.
Epic Games promises to communicate other information on this subject as part of an intervention at the Game Developers Conference 2015 (GDC 2015) on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. (French time) and broadcast on the Twitch streaming platform.