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?
They've said they are not working on a new UT.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.
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.
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.
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.