‘UNREAL ENGINE’ IS ROYALTY-FREE FOR THE FIRST $1 MILLION

Unreal Engine 5 was revealed a couple of days ago and everyone is talking about it. Epic revealed that their intention for “this next generation” is “to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life“.

Up until now, devs using it for commercial purposes were taxed with 5 percent royalty on gross revenue above $3,000 per product and per quarter.

In a move that probably is aimed to gain a greater marketshare, Epic changes the royalty system:

This license is free to use and incurs 5% royalties when you monetize your game or other interactive off-the-shelf product and your lifetime gross revenues from that product exceed $1,000,000 USD.
Source: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/faq

That means that your game, or whatever you develop using their engine, has to exceed $1 million before you’ll need to pay Epic any royalty fees.

Here’s the ‘Unreal Engine 5’ revealed with a real-time demo running on PlayStation 5:

‘GTA V’ IS NOW FREE ON EPIC GAMES STORE

‘GTA V’ is available for free on Epic Games Store. And it’s not just the base game, it is Premium Edition.

The ‘Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition’ includes the complete GTAV story, Grand Theft Auto Online and all existing gameplay upgrades and content. You’ll also get the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, the fastest way to jumpstart your criminal empire in GTA Online.

Source: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/grand-theft-auto-v/home

The title was first released on September 17th, 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360 with the PS4 and Xbox One versions out on November 18th, 2014. The PC version arrived on April 14th, 2015.

Over 150 million copies have been sold since then, with the online mode proving to be HUGELY popular with players and big money spent on microtransactions.

Up for grabs for free until May 21th. Link above in the post.

‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ OFFICIAL GAMEPLAY PRESENTATION

Just hours ago, as part of PlayStation State of Play, we got an extended look at ‘Ghost of Tsushima’s gameplay, including combat, the exploration, stealth, character customization, and much more.

This comes from the studio behind the ‘Sly’- and ‘InFamous’- series and therefore of great interest for me, myself, mine and I.

Seems great, doesn’t it? Some of your questions may be answered by the video:

‘Ghost of Tsushima’ is inspired by real events as it is based on the first Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274, with own ideas and twists.

We’ll get to take the samuraj-role on July 17th.

‘MAFIA TRILOGY’ SCREENSHOTS AND INFO ALLEGEDLY LEAKED

Reports about a remake of the first ‘Mafia’- game started with a couple of leaked screenshots and a release date pointing to the end of August. I’m using the word remake because info is pointing to an expanded story as well, besides a (great) visual overhaul, technically making it a remake rather than a remaster.

Since then, the franchise’s official twitter was updated for the first times since August 2018 and an official announcement is underway.

There are hints that there won’t be a remake of the first game… BUT, the word “trilogy” is being used instead, so a lot of people over the Internet are assuming we’ll be getting some kind of a new release of all three games. Interesting, I’d say.

May 19th, folks. We’ll know for sure.

Meanwhile, I got these for ya!

ACHIEVABLE NEXT-GEN VISUALS BY UNREAL ENGINE 5 ARE PURE MAGIC

Unreal Engine 5 was revealed two days ago with a real-time demo running live on PS5 and it’s just as jaw-dropping as you would dream of. Well, beyond that actually.

This is the future and I’m really excited about this guys. It might take a couple of years ’til we get there but we’re in for a threat!

Epic states that the goals for “this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries.

This and more info about the new technology used to achieve this can be found on their blog:
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5

[GAMING] ‘FALLOUT 76: WASTELANDERS’ NPC ARE LOOTING DEAD PLAYERS’ CORPSES

‘Fallout 76’ just got a new DLC called ‘Wastelanders’ – on April 14th – previously scheduled for an April 7th release, but pushed due to the critical circumstances that the whole world is facing.

However, it was released as a free update for PC, Xbox One and PS4 with players only requiered ‘Fallout 76’.

I’m a BIG FAN of ‘Fallout 3’ and even though I DID NOT played ‘Fallout 76’, I like that Bethesda was bold for trying to find new ways to deliver the ‘Fallout’- experience to the worlwide audience – in this particular case making it a multiplayer experience.

‘Wastelanders’ is said to be the biggest update ‘Fallout 76’ has gotten so far and has fixed almost a thousand bugs and glitches.

However, there is a – in my opinion – a funny bug lurking the Wastelands. In some cases, the new NPCs (that’s non-playable character) are looting their the player’s dead bodies.

Bethesda is already looking into it:

Intrigued by the game? Visit the official site and check out of this game’s trailers:

[GAMING] A GLIMPSE AT NEXT-GEN GRAPHICS IN THIS ‘OBSERVER: SYSTEM REDUX’ TRAILER

‘Observer: System Redux’ is a sci-fi horror next-gen remaster of ‘Observer’ – announced for PS5 and Xbox One. The game takes place in the future – 2084. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.

The trailer allows us to get a glimpse of the visuals of the next-gen consoles. The game will be out this holiday season.