Unreal Engine maker Epic Video games is rising the price of utilizing its tech.
That is based on a presentation on the Unreal Fest 2023 conference – captured by ImmatureGamerX on Twitter and noticed by Game World Observer – by which the corporate’s CEO Tim Sweeney revealed that as of 2024, these utilizing the engine outdoors of video games can be paying extra for the service.
To be exact, Unreal Engine is shifting to a seat-based licensing mannequin. Sweeney in contrast 3this change to comparable tech within the digital artistic house, reminiscent of Adobe’s Photoshop and Maya from Autodesk. The precise phrases of this modification are but to be revealed, although the CEO mentioned that it will not be “unusually costly or cheap”.
This information additionally comes within the wake of Epic laying off around 800 members of staff. This was attributable to monetary points the corporate was going through.
“Everybody within the firm is working to determine how we’re going to rebalance our priorities and retask the groups with the intention to serve all of your wants,” Sweeney mentioned.
“Going by these pains has induced us to have a look at each a part of our enterprise and ask very arduous questions of ourselves.”
— Immature (@ImmatureGamerX) October 3, 2023