If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance you’ve played a game that’s used the Unreal Engine. If you’re a developer, you don’t it’s not necessarily the cheapest option out there. That’s going to change as Epic has opened up the Unreal Engine 4 on a new subscription-based model.
The new subscription model asks users to pay $19 a month which gives them full access to all the goodness the Unreal Engine 4 has to offer. This means you’ll get the complete source code from gitHub along with access to the Unreal Editor. In addition to the monthly fee, you will have to shell out 5% in royalty fees for any game sales – this could pay huge dividends for Epic in the long-term.
Today’s move is great news for developer that have wanted to try their hand with the Unreal Engine 4, but lacked the means to do so. Developers can now have access to the engine and start working on games for the PC, Mac, Android and iOS – console support is a possibility down the road as well if Epic can come to agreements with Sony and Microsoft.
If you’re interested in taking the Unreal Engine 4 for a spin, you’ll be pleased to know that the program starts today and that you’ll be able to cancel or restart at any time so you’re not locked in. Hit up the link below if you’d like to find out more or sign-up and get started with the Unreal Engine 4.