∞ Epic Games raises royalty threshold on UDK games

Epic Games made headlines in 2010 when it announced its Unreal Development Kit (UDK) for iOS – a major advance to bring spectacular-looking games to the iPhone and iPad. Now Epic is making things a bit easier for developers that license the UDK, by raising the royalty threshold from $5,000 to $50,000.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]In a recent post to the Epic Games forums, Epic vice president Mark Rein announced the move.

“We’re really excited about folks making some amazing things with UDK and we realize that a lot of you are just started in the business so not having to pay royalties on your first $50,000 should help you get a financial footing toward building a quality game development business,” said Rein.

The Unreal UDK is derived from the same toolset used to make the popular console game Gears of War. Epic-owned developer Chair Entertainment used the UDK to create Infinity Blade for iOS, as well.