Epic Relaxes Unreal Royalties

Epic Relaxes Unreal Royalties

Epic Games has announced that it has increased the threshold at which it starts charging royalties for games developed using its Unreal Development Kit (UDK).

Previously, the firm would take a 25 per cent cut of revenue once a product passed $5,000 in net sales. That has now been greatly increased to $50,000.

Writing on Epic’s website, vice president Mark Rein said: “We’re really excited about folks making some amazing things with UDK and we realise that a lot of you are just started in the business so not having to pay royalties on your first $50,000 should help you get a financial footing toward building a quality game development business.”

Epic has also announced that it will be showcasing the latest enhancements to its Unreal Engine 3 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco at the end of this month.

Source: Epic Games