Remember how Unreal Engine 4 went free for students in late 2014? Great for students, but not quite as exciting for everyone else. But alas, that was then, this is now and as of yesterday, everyone can finally make something with the almighty 3D engine… without spending a single cent. Groovy, eh? You bet ya!
Engine, source code – the whole nine yards. Creators do still have to pay a “5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter”, but considering access to everything else is free – replacing the original $19/month model – I’d say that’s quite alright. Oh, and future updates will also be free; no nasty surprises down the road.
It scales from indie projects to high-end blockbusters; it supports all the major platforms; and it includes 100% of the C++ source code. Our goal is to give you absolutely everything, so that you can do anything and be in control of your schedule and your destiny.
Speaking of that $19/month subscription, the support of past and current subscribers hasn’t gone amiss either: a pro-rated refund will be issued to active accounts, while past users will instead receive a $30 credit for the Unreal Engine Marketplace. An undeniably solid attempt at ensuring the continued support of long-term users.
With a vast amount of documentation readily available, from written to video tutorials, alongside a very active community, there’s really no better time to get started. Head over here to register for an Epic Games account and… well, get started. So what are you waiting for? Make some games!