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posted by janrinok on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:02AM   Printer-friendly
from the its-all-a-game dept.

NCommander writes:

"ArsTechnica reports that Unreal Engine 4 is being re-released under a subscription basis which provides full access to the source code, and a flat 5 percent gross royalty for use. Comments from EPIC show that Unreal Engine 4 is being ported to Linux and SteamOS as well as a variety of other platforms, and that you can cancel the subscription at any time. For educational usage, as well as free (as in beer) games, no costs beyond the subscription fee are incurred."

Ed Note: Updated title to be less misleading.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Skarjak on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:56AM

    by Skarjak (730) on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:56AM (#18752)

    Completely agree. It's not really open source until you can fork it. And it's not "free" open source until all forks can be forked as well.

    This model is still an improvement though, cause having access to the code means you can gain a deeper understanding of why things work the way they do. This will be good for the people working on games that use this engine.

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