So a few moments ago I got a message coming from the awesome folks over at EPIC games sharing that they decided to make UE4 completely free to everyone. On the one side, this is excellent and spectacular news, on the other hand I do think people who paid subscription are kind of feeling a slight bit betrayed by this move. Besides this, it is great to hear that EPIC has decided to make UE4 FREE.
That being said, I've always been a fan of the unreal engine, since the release of unreal 1 back in the day with its editor, my adventures started with that awesomely flexible engine, and now with the glorious UE4 being completely free, we might be seeing more content being created with the engine. I've always loved the idea of making simple concepts using the engine, both in the UT editor as well as in UDK (Unreal Development Kit). With the slightly different business model of 5% royalty, I do feel that is a valid amount to ask for whenever a commercial game is shipped on the Unreal Engine, after all, we do use the engine they painstakingly coded for us.
You guys can find more info at the link below, and hope to see some awesome creations from users who use EPIC games' Unreal Engine!