Unreal Engine 4

“Unreal Engine 4 is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine 4’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.

Revolutionary new workflow features and a deep toolset empower developers to quickly iterate on ideas and see immediate results, whilecomplete C++ source code access brings the experience to a whole new level.”

Platforms

Unreal Engine 4 subscription enables you to deploy to Windows PC, Mac,iOS and Android. Xbox One and PS4 console support is available to subscribers who are registered developers for the respective platform.

Price

Unreal Engine is offered under a subscription plan at $19 per month. Once you ship your game, you then need to pay 5% of gross revenue to Epic Games.

Developer

Epic Games

https://www.unrealengine.com/

Example Games

▶ Daylight

▶ Rime

▶ Last Knight

▶Gunner Z

▶ Tower of Ascension

▶ Antichamber

Pros

▶ Visually it is hard to top the Unreal Engine—‘AAA’ quality all the way.

▶ A wide range of systems, including consoles supported.

▶ Amazing built-in middleware and top-notch post-production effects.

▶Good community support and lots of online tutorials available.

Cons

▶ Licence fee structure can make Unreal Engine expensive if your game sells well.

▶ Many users report a steep learning curve; Unreal Engine is certainly one of the more complex development kits out there.

▶ Lack of an asset store.

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