Epic Games Inc.
Windows, Xbox360, PS3
Languages Written In:
None (be one!)
Unreal Engine 3 is a complete game development framework for next-generation consoles and DirectX9-equipped PC’s, providing the vast array of core technologies, content creation tools, and support infrastructure required by top game developers.
|License Name||Price in $US||Source Code Included?|
|Cost is estimated to be more than $700,000|
|UDK: For non-commercial use (see http://www.udk.com)|
|UDK: For commercial use. Cost: $99 down + 25% royalties|
Showing 1-9 of 9
First on an unrelated note: I REALLY wish people wouldn't knock what they haven't tried. I see at least 3 reviews on this engine by people who have never touched it, one who definitely knows nothing about it.
That one in particular pisses me off because of the lowered rating by someone who just played a game with the engine.
Now, to the engine.
Whenever a game developing company can, they get their hands on the Unreal 3 engine. It's quality is fantastic all around.
I don't know what person in Epic Games decided to release free and cheap versions of the game; but if I met them, I would probably kiss them.
UDK is EXCELLENT for hobby and indie games because you get the quality of a $350,000 (Bare bones) - $1,275,000 (All features, X360, PS3 and Linux support) engine for zip.
If you plan to sell your game, Epic Games will only charge you $99 and then a 25% royalty which, considering this is the Unreal 3 engine, is awesome.
The features are well-known and there is no reason to jump in.
It's very easy to use. The editor crashes on some systems but is still pretty nice.
And, of course, the stability is fairly variable.
Overall, it's an excellent engine at a low (commercial) to free (non-commercial).
If you're a reviewer on this site, please don't review an engine you haven't tried. thanks.
This engine is great to use, patched together with high-level animation and lighting techniques, with numerous other features and SDK's, this engine is the Ace in the hole for even game development as large as Microsoft Game Studios
It sounds good, but it is not the engine that makes the game, it is the storyline, gameplay, and features like making gameplay 9 like the new Spore expansion coming out) or something else unique... so what im saying is that it is probably a good engine but dynamic lighting and realistic graphics are nothing compared to the 3 things i listed above, so really you could make a great game with any engine even an engine like Torque game engine advanced that is only 300$ (without licensing) PS. i have never used the engine but im wondering some stuff? what does it cost and how easy 2 use is it?
I'm game programmer and currently using on UE3. UE3 are flexible. No. 1. excellent
many integrated partners program and looking fxxx good rendering engine quality, sounds good what-you-see-is-what-you-get UnrealEd, UnrealScript, and all of the engine elements are flexibility.
Funny how some people here, lets call them Unreal Fan Boys, judge an engine w/o having seeing/trying it !
Also, the engine may be nice, but what a *good* game needs isnt a 750000$ engine, it needs good ideas and gameplay and thats something you cann't buy from the shelfts.
QUOTE- Cost is estimated to be more than $350,000
well here are the details of the previous unreal engine 2
Royalty-Bearing License - For retail console & PC products
A non-refundable, non-recoupable license fee is due on execution of the agreement. The cost is US $350,000 for one of the available Unreal Engine 2 platforms, plus US $50,000 for each additional platform. A royalty of 3% is due on all revenue from the game, calculated on the wholesale price of the product minus (for console SKUs) console manufacturer fees. In the case of massive-multiplayer online games, the royalty is also due on the additional forms of revenue including subscriptions and advertisements.
Royalty-Free License - For any products
A non-refundable, non-recoupable license fee paid on execution of agreement: US $750,000 for one of the available platforms, plus US $100,000 for each additional platform. No royalty is due on any revenue from the product.
unreal engine 3 is more expensive again so if the old unreal engine 2 is US $750,000, then expect the unreal engine 3 to be even more.
I know the price but Epic has not made it public so I cannot say the cost, but common sense says it is in proportion of the difference of UE2 to UE3, so you can work the cost out to that.
moderator you need to change the details on the costings as you are way out.
Just by looking at the engine it I can tell that it has amazing features and probably easy use of them too because I know unreal script and it is extremely optimized and knowing the unreal games, they probably have great support and by reading their site it looks like their support is top notch! Ever Next-Gen game should be using this engine, because I hear what they have been doing is buying other game engines and incorperating it into their own (smart idea) so its probably the engine on top of the world right now...
I hve tried a lot of different game engines i.e. 3d game studio, 3d rad, Torque game engine and lots more but i have to say dat this is the best one. it has da most features and most detailed games can be formed wit this engine. the unreal engine 2 was better than all da others so this shows dat this one is much better.
I havent tried the Unreal Engine, but i do know that Ubi Soft's Splinter Cell: Stealth Action Defined was made with the Unreal Engine. Hey, Splinter Cell is a great game with lots of cool features (night vision and thermal vision; my favorite). The Unreal engine must be a good engine. When i can afford it, that will be my first stop when making games.
Some ratings are blank because i have not tried the engine yet.