Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope
Released in May 1998, Unreal Engine is a free-to-use game development engine owned by Epic Games. It can be used to create a large variety of 3D, 2D, and VR game styles. The platform is known for its impressive graphical and lighting capabilities. It also includes a library of materials, objects, and characters. In addition to supported coding languages, Unreal Engine offers a visual editor, called Blueprints, for creating the rules of the game, which requires no coding experience.
While the Unreal Engine is completely free to use, if your game makes over $3,000 per quarter in revenue, you must pay Epic Games a 5% royalty.
Games created in Unreal Engine 4 can be published on the following platforms:
Games created in Unreal Engine
The first game to be created in Unreal Engine was Unreal, released in 1998. Other popular games created using the Unreal Engine include the following:
- Deus Ex
- Rainbow Six
- Batman Arkham
- Gears of War
- Mortal Kombat
- Rocket League
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