Next year, Unreal Engine will switch to a new pricing model for corporate clients not related to game development – movie companies, car brands, and others. This was announced by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney during a speech at the Unreal Fest 2023 Conference.
Such customers will be offered by Epic Games to purchase a pay-per-job corporate license, similar to what the makers of Maya and Photoshop offer.
It will be neither unusually expensive nor unusually cheap
The company will announce the exact transition date and terms of the new model at a later date. Sweeney said he wanted to announce the upcoming changes for transparency briefly.
Recently, the gaming industry has been discussing commissions of other engines.
He stated that ever since the Unreal Engine began taking a 5% commission in 2014, Epic Games has talked exclusively about possibly reducing the amount of royalties.
We’ve talked about it numerous times, and the last conversation ended with ‘We really need the money,’.
So, the 5% commission for game developers will not be changing anytime soon.