Phoronix: Unreal Engine 4 Released, Source Code For $19 + Linux Support
The latest announcement out of this week's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is that Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 publicly available! Not only is the engine available today, but licensing starts out much cheaper than with earlier versions of the Unreal Engine...
While the Unreal Engine has enjoyed Linux support in the past, with Unreal Engine 4 we want to make Linux a first class member of our platform family. Our plans regarding the Linux platform balance the needs of both our internal projects and some partner projects, alongside the larger needs of the Linux community.
Heavy Gear Assault, a game developed Stompy Bot Productions on the Unreal 4 engine, will arrive on Linux, if they manage to raise enough money on Kickstarter.Besides the details about this interesting game developed with the old Heavy Gear titles in mind, another piece of information has a lot more weight.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games.In 2014, the Unreal Engine 4 has been released and it's available for every developer for $19 a month.Some demos have been released (on Windows), and now they are also available on Linux!
Valve has announced that VOGL, the OpenGL rendering API that is used by the company for the development of video game, is now supporting Unreal 4 Engine.There are great times ahead for the Linux gamers.