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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @07:26AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @07:26AM (#18793)

    Unreal Engine 4 has become neither open source nor free software. It remains proprietary, only difference now being that they're giving you a chance to see the source. If you're developing any true Free/Open Source projects that are in any way close to what Unreal Engine 4 does, stay away. It will do you no good, and it may cause irreparable harm as it could lead to you getting sued for allegedly cribbing some code from it.