Epic Games announced a new approach for its Unreal Engine 4 licensing model. In the past, some developers had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to license the engine but now the game developer reveals a new model that costs just $19 per month plus a 5 percent cut of any gross revenue made from a commercial product.
The maker of Unreal has introduced a new model that costs just $19 per month, and a 5% cut of any gross revenue made from a commercial product. What this means for most, is that anyone can get into working with Unreal Engine 4 because of the low costs, but if you make money with your game, you'll owe Epic Games a 5% cut of it.
Tim Sweeney, Epic Games' founder, when showing off a demo called Tappy Chicken, said: "It's not a shooter engine anymore, it's for whatever you want to build."