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March 2, 2015

Unreal Engine 4 is now free for anyone to use

Unreal Engine 4 is now free for anyone to use

Epic has decided to let anybody and everybody use Unreal Engine 4 for free, ending the prior subscription model. Whether you’re using it for “game development, education, architecture, visualization [or] VR, film and animation,” the…

August 5, 2014

Epic Games sets up UK studio

Epic Games’ England-based partner studio, Pitbull Studio, has now become Epic Games UK. Epic Games have announced that Pitbull Studio (a company formed after Midway Games Newcastle folded) have been brought into the Epic fold,…

July 24, 2014

Unreal Tournament releases 50 minute map concept video

Unreal Tournament releases 50 minute map concept video

The team behind the new Unreal Tournament are sticking to their promise to release a lot of work-in-progress materials and design chat. Here, for example, is a 50 minute discussion of a ‘working concept art’…

July 8, 2014

Fortnite still exists, shows gameplay footage

Fortnite still exists, shows gameplay footage

Epic Games’ Unreal 4 engine title Fortnite hasn’t exactly been going heavy on the hype recently, but here’s a newly released gameplay footage trailer. I shouldn’t complain about games being understated with their advertising really,…

May 30, 2014

Unreal Tournament video shows Deathmatch progress

Unreal Tournament video shows Deathmatch progress

Epic are getting on with making the upcoming Unreal Tournament, and already have a Deathmatch prototype video to share. It’s far from the finished article, obviously, but (from the bits you can actually see in…

October 3, 2012

Cliff Bleszinski leaves Epic Games

Epic Games has announced that Cliff Bleszinski, so often the public face of the studio, has decided to leave the North Carolina-based developer. Bleszinksi is probably best known for his involvement with the Gears of…

August 9, 2012

Big Huge Games returns as Impossible Studios

You may remember developer Big Huge Games being caught in the rapid downfall of Rhode Island-based 38 Studios. Big Huge was the studio 38 had taken over, and Kingdoms of Amalur was adapted from a…

July 17, 2012

Infinity Blade started life as a Kinect project

Mark Rein, vice-president of Epic Games, has provided a little more insight into the way that iOS¬†phenomenon came to be. Speaking at last week’s Develop conference in Brighton, England, Rein said that the idea had…

June 7, 2012

38 Studios is bankrupt and under FBI investigation

With all the E3 2012 business going on, it’d be easy to forget about the ever-growing whiff of scandal around Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios and its ill-fated MMO project ‘Copernicus’. Troubles began in May for…

June 6, 2012

Bleszinski: A replayable game is a better game

Speaking in regards to Gears of War: Judgment at E3 today, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski has spoken of his belief that games that can be played multi games are “better”. In reference to Gears of…