Epic games have today announced the release of a new update for their Unreal Engine in the form of the new Unreal Engine 4.1 which is the first major update to the Unreal Engine 4 and brings official support for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, SteamOS and Linux.
With the release of Unreal Engine 4.1, all subscribers who are registered Xbox or PlayStation developers, including members of the ID@Xbox independent developer program. Can now enjoy access to the complete Unreal Engine 4 source code for their respective console platforms, at no extra cost.
During the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year Epic Games launched their new $19 per month subscription-based service, that allows anyone to use the games engine to start building their projects. Epic explains a little more about the new Unreal Engine 4.1 update:
“The 4.1 update also includes SteamOS and Linux support, refined iOS and Android workflow, new game templates both for C++ programmers and designers using Blueprint visual scripting, and more than 100 improvements based on community feedback. In addition, Epic’s Elemental demo is now available for free for subscribers to download from the engine’s Marketplace so that developers can learn from its construction and use its assets in their own projects.”