Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, said that in 2024, the company will change the pricing policy for some Unreal Engine users, reports GameFromScratch.
Game developers will not experience any changes, but all other users who work on video or architecture, for example, will switch to a monthly subscription similar to Adobe products.
Later, on the social media X, Tim Sweeney clarified that students and educators will be able to use the engine for free in the future. He also clarified that a minimum income threshold will be set for those users who switch to a subscription.
Another important clarification here is that the Unreal Engine is under an unlimited EULA, which means that the change in the distribution model will only apply to newer versions of the engine.