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  • #11
    Unity

    Good choice of them to make Unreal Engine available on GitHub (albeit private), and to make it this cheap.

    Because Unity have gained a lot of popularity among hobbyists because its cheap and easy to get.

    Perhaps Unigine and CryEngine should follow suit?

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    • #12
      Originally posted by liamdawe View Post
      Also The Witcher 2 RPG!!
      http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...-on-linux.3296

      Oh and they confirmed to me that the Unreal Engine 4 editor will work on Linux, so you will be able to build UE4 games natively:
      http://www.gamingonlinux.com/article...cess-more.3295

      Big day to be a Linux user!
      Yay the witcher 2, looking forward for that.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
        Yea, I'd love to finally see Unreal III. UE4 having Linux support is nice and all, but without games, what's the point Also, in the video in the article, the first thing that was shown (and was on camera for a while) was the Unreal II cover, followed by a lot of things related exclusively to the Unreal (Tournament) series, so maybe it's a hint? Also of note is that it's currently the 10th anniversary of the release of Unreal Tournament 2004.
        http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/0...ith-5-royalty/

        Unrelated to the engine, near the end of the presentation, Sweeney said that Epic is not currently working on a new Unreal Tournament title, focusing instead on the previously announced Fortnite.
        They've said they are not working on a new UT.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by ltcommander.data View Post
          http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/0...ith-5-royalty/


          They've said they are not working on a new UT.
          Unreal is not Unreal Tournament. Two different games. But yeah I still don't think they're going to ever make an Unreal 3. The series was never that good to begin with.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by ltcommander.data View Post
            http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/0...ith-5-royalty/


            They've said they are not working on a new UT.
            Obviously; if they were, they would have announced it. The thing that matters is whether they have any plans for that after Fortnite (and I'd rather they were for Unreal III, not Unreal Tournament 4).

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            • #16
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Good choice of them to make Unreal Engine available on GitHub (albeit private), and to make it this cheap.

              Because Unity have gained a lot of popularity among hobbyists because its cheap and easy to get.

              Perhaps Unigine and CryEngine should follow suit?
              I wonder, does that make UE4 open source? It kind of is, but kind of isn't.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                I wonder, does that make UE4 open source? It kind of is, but kind of isn't.
                I think in general open source means having the source under an open source license.

                I am wondering anyway who would contribute back, assuming that source is under copyright and eula, so you would be working for Epic for free...

                Still very interesting for indie devs imho.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by log0 View Post
                  I am wondering anyway who would contribute back, assuming that source is under copyright and eula, so you would be working for Epic for free...
                  For same reason why companies contribute to Linux kernel: because it's expensive to support own branch of engine and it's easier to push some features into mainline so it's Epic will support this code in future.

                  Also keep in mind that % of budget spend on programming is pretty small in game development. Most of money going into assets creation so for studious/publishers that's don't have middleware licensing business it's not critical to return some changes to Epic.

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                  • #19
                    So it was true afterall that this generation was the last game console generation

                    Just kidding. But just as Android eventually took over the market from iPhone, SteamOS will eventually also take over the market from consoles.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                      I wonder, does that make UE4 open source? It kind of is, but kind of isn't.
                      No it doesn't. Open source requires the source to be publicly available, not just to a select group of people. Also, open source entails the permission for anyone to redistribute a modified version.

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