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Epic now gives Unreal Engine developers 88% of game profits

Unreal Engine game developers now make 88% of game profits, up from 70% previously

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jul 12, 2018 @ 21:35 CDT

Up until now, Epic Games has taken a huge chunk of developers' profits because of the agreement that developers have when making games using Unreal Engine. Except now, that changes in benefit of game developers.

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Epic has previously divided profits 70/30 with Epic taking 30% of revenue from Unreal Engine usage, but have decreased this significantly down to 88/12, with Epic now taking just 12% of developers' money. Better yet, Epic's changes are retroactive, meaning that Unreal Engine Marketplace creators will receive back pay on all sales since 2014... huge!

Tim Sweeney, Epic Games founder and CEO explains: "Thanks to both the Marketplace's growth and the success of Fortnite, Epic now conducts a huge volume of digital commerce. The resulting economies of scale enable us to pass the savings along to the Unreal Engine Marketplace community, while also making a healthy profit for Epic".

I'm sure we can thank the mega-success of Fortnite for these awesome changes by Epic for Unreal Engine, and it expands the use of Unreal Engine to new developers for the future of gaming.

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