Epic Games changed their business model – Unreal Engine 4 is now available by subscription for $19 per month plus 5% of your revenue. This includes Unreal Editor bundled with various content by Epic and access to UE’s huge codebase.
Crytek was the last to the party, but CryEngine is now only $9.99 per month with no additional cost.
Massive also boasts their Snowdrop engine, on which The Division is being built. No pricing details yet though.
Looks like this was planned after all, and there’s no better time to announce stuff like that than GDC. And this is the best kind of war – the war where developers and gamers alike win big.