Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 09:57 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Update includes free access for registered developers.
The Unreal 4 story continues to be eyebrow raising as PS4 and Xbox One support are now part of the Unreal 4 $19 a month (plus a 5% revenue fee) subscription. The only catch is that subscribers must become registered developers of the respective platforms, a simple process which Epic has outlined here. This new console support comes as part of the Unreal 4.1 update.
From Epic, "For the past two years, some of the world’s leading console developers have been using UE4 to build their next-generation games. They are doing some amazing things, and we’re very excited to be able to open up the console code and tools far more widely! We’re also grateful to our partners Microsoft and Sony for their efforts in making this release possible."
Epic is even providing a PS4 and Xbox One example in the form of the UE4 Shooter Game which "contains numerous polished, console-targeted features: split screen, safe zones, loading screens, play-as-you-download, Trophies, Achievements, and more."
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