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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, Informative) by RamiK on Thursday March 20 2014, @08:03AM

    by RamiK (1813) on Thursday March 20 2014, @08:03AM (#18799)

    And honestly it's a VERY fair offer. So much so that I can't imagine how the competing engines would not go open source.

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by harmar on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:12PM

    by harmar (2020) on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:12PM (#18992)

    5% on gross though, which could easily be 50% of your bottom line (net)
    Still I think this is a fairly good deal, as they are actually providing you something with significant value, unlike some of the distributors who take a 30% cut and all they do is give you some web hosting (and if you are popular/lucky enough maybe even some advertising).