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    Unreal Engine 4

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    The fourth major iteration of the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. This engine is said to only be suitable for the 8th generation of video game consoles and PC hardware, though it is scalable to a variety of older platforms and mobile.

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    Unreal Engine 4 interface.
    Unreal Engine 4 interface.

    Unreal Engine 4 is the newest iteration of the Unreal Engine created by Epic Games. It provides an editor interface for building game worlds and placing actors, a content browsers for organizing and importing assets and a system for visual scripting called "Blueprints". It is available as a complete program and as uncompiled source code to allow for easy modification of core features as well as adding custom programming.

    Supported Platforms

    Open Source

    The source code for Unreal Engine 4 is available to all paid subscribers on Epic Games' GitHub profile and programming using the engine requires that you download and compile the engine directly, replacing the UnrealScript-coding from previous engines with direct C++ implementation.


    Starting on March 2nd, 2015, Unreal Engine 4 is available to the public for free. along with a 5% cut of the gross revenue of every game sold. Publishing on consoles requires a custom licensing agreement with Epic Games due to the legal requirements of developing for the consoles.


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